Finally got around to seeing this after watching only bits and pieces over the years. It's 160 minutes and drags during the second half (especially when Tuco and Blondie become prisoners of the Union army and the subsequent blowing up of the bridge). However, I did enjoy it and loved the famous score. I was surprised that Eli Wallach had more screen time than Clint Eastwood, and that Lee Van Cleef had a smaller part than the other two (especially after his strong opening scene). I guess it lives up to its reputation as the ultimate spaghetti western.