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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  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. 100
    Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    Gorgeously stoic art film.
  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: 61 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. Jan 15, 2015
    10
    A three-hour epic tale of the worst parts of human soul. The movie goes on and puts you right in the middle of the story. Soon you'll find outA three-hour epic tale of the worst parts of human soul. The movie goes on and puts you right in the middle of the story. Soon you'll find out that no one is really "good" in The good, the bad and the ugly. The harsh wild west makes people greedy, dirty, selfish and violent; you have to be "bad" to survive.
    dark humor, memorable quotes, well-done characters and finally, the epic music made by Ennio Morricone make this movie one of the best movies ever made, and probably the best western.
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  2. Apr 29, 2014
    10
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is Sergio Leone's masterpiece. It is beautifully shot, first of all, with creative cinematography and aThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is Sergio Leone's masterpiece. It is beautifully shot, first of all, with creative cinematography and a certain style that many westerns have tried to copy but can never live up to. The musical score drives the movie forward and can be suspenseful or adventurous interchangeably. The acting is pretty good, and the story is intriguing. The character motivations are very sensible, and not predictable (most of the time). The dialogue crackles with wit and chutzpah that produces many a movie quote. The best part of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (besides the classic, tense, edge-of-your-seat final shootout scene), is the beginning. For the first five minutes there is no dialogue spoken, something only the best movies and best filmmakers can do. This is one of the best movies ever made, behind The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather. 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. AaronT.
    Dec 3, 2007
    10
    the best film i have ever seen, an absolute classic.
  5. Aug 5, 2011
    10
    A Masterpiece, A Classic, A Movie I will never get bored of watching. I became an instant fan of Clint Eastwood. I will die to meet him. WhenA Masterpiece, A Classic, A Movie I will never get bored of watching. I became an instant fan of Clint Eastwood. I will die to meet him. When I watched this movie, Its been days since I saw a True Classic.
    Hats off to all the Crew and Cast of "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" !!!
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  6. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    My favorite movie ever. I'm a huge fan of Western's and have have seen mostly all the John Wayne classics, but nothing beats Il buono, ilMy favorite movie ever. I'm a huge fan of Western's and have have seen mostly all the John Wayne classics, but nothing beats Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo It's the greatest western ever and one of the best films in cinema history. Expand
  7. CeliaC.
    Aug 3, 2008
    0
    A dead, dry, boring, dull, cheesy terrible movie.

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