Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    Gorgeously stoic art film.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 100
    Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 300 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 62
  2. Negative: 1 out of 62
  1. 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 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 Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2012
    10
    A masterpiece, not only for lovers of the good old-fashioned westerns, but for anyone who loves cinema in its broadest sense. Fabulous interpretation, visually brutal and is one of those movies that grabs us to the screen in despair for having no idea of how the movie will end. Eastwood at his best. Full Review »
  3. CeliaC.
    Aug 3, 2008
    0
    A dead, dry, boring, dull, cheesy terrible movie.