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  • Summary: Leone's epic 1967 Western conjures up opera, horse opera, the bullfight arena, and the blackest of black humor via riveting story-telling in the picaresque tradition. (Film Forum)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 100
    Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
  2. There are two kinds of people, my friend. Those who love Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and those who resist the machismo and gallows humor of what is arguably the definitive spaghetti western.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    Gorgeously stoic art film.
  4. An improbable masterpiece -- a bizarre mixture of grandly operatic visuals, grim brutality and sordid violence that keeps wrenching you from one extreme to the other.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    A massive, many-faceted film that continues to hold up, viewing after viewing.
  6. All told, and in giant widescreen, it's only blood-red adolescent fun, but it blooms like Douglas Sirk with a Gatling gun compared to the teenage demographic's current fare. Matrix, schmatrix: This is the season's supreme party movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    A curious amalgam of the visually striking, the dramatically feeble and the offensively sadistic.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 71
  2. Negative: 1 out of 71
  1. May 11, 2015
    10
    10/10..........................
    The film title, the story, the characters, the performance, the score, the settings - everything is awesome.
    10/10..........................
    The film title, the story, the characters, the performance, the score, the settings - everything is awesome. Such a beautiful masterpiece.
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  2. Jul 18, 2014
    10
    The best western to see is "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." It shows influences to the Civil War in the Western genre with excellentThe best western to see is "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." It shows influences to the Civil War in the Western genre with excellent performances by Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Walchi. It consists of the Western action with thrills and humors through these three actors. Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    Honestly if you were to ask me what's my personal favorite movie, I'd have to say "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly". While the film does have aHonestly if you were to ask me what's my personal favorite movie, I'd have to say "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly". While the film does have a few lighthearted or comedic moments it's by enlarge extremely serious and deals with war in an admirably restrained manner. Sergio captures the epicness and chaos of the old west but it doesn't choke itself to death on atmosphere. While I thought Leones own "Once upon a time in America" was his best work this comes in an extremely close second. It really does nothing wrong. One of the few films I could honestly call perfection Expand
  4. JimiH.
    Aug 19, 2007
    10
    Without a doubt the best western movie ever probably of all-time
  5. May 23, 2012
    10
    This movie has become a classic. The fact that Clint Eastwood is a genious on screen makes this movie one of the all time best in my book.This movie has become a classic. The fact that Clint Eastwood is a genious on screen makes this movie one of the all time best in my book. This ends the trilogy so even thought the otther 2 films also have a high standard this movie is probably the best of the three. Its well worth spending the time to watch it, Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    One of the best films ever made. No, really, if you haven't checked this out yet, do yourself a favor and give it a watch. The soundtrack isOne of the best films ever made. No, really, if you haven't checked this out yet, do yourself a favor and give it a watch. The soundtrack is also worth checking out. Expand
  7. CeliaC.
    Aug 3, 2008
    0
    A dead, dry, boring, dull, cheesy terrible movie.

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