THE PROFESSIONALS (1966) ****
D: Richard Brooks. S: Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Palance.
A Texas millionaire hires four men, each with their own particular set of skills, to rescue his wife who has been kidnapped by a notorius Mexican bandito.
Sounds like your typical western plot, doesn't it? The Professionals is far from typical. It's a western filled with adventure, drama, suspense, comedy, morality, romance and justice. It's kinda like a low-key Silverado, one of my all-time favorite westerns. Silverado was the high-octane fun adventure whereas The Professionals would be the slow-burn fun adventure.
There are numerous memorable set pieces in the film but I don't wish to discuss them out of risk of spoiling them.
If you have a few hours to fill, this certainly will fit the bill.