The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Western
Release Date: November 18, 1997
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.

TIME Magazine

All three arrive at the cache at the same time. Who gets it? Director Leone doesn't seem to care very much, and after 161 minutes of mayhem, audiences aren't likely to either.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Sergio Leone's grandiose 1966 western epic is nothing less than a masterclass in movie storytelling, a dynamic testament to the sheer, invigorating uniqueness of cinema.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Leone's liberal use of widescreen shots in conjunction with extreme close-ups gives the movie an epic quality that is matched in scope by a skeletal narrative structure that breathes with a poker-faced mood, tone, and personality.

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Variety Staff
Variety

The third in the Clint Eastwood series of Italo westerns, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is exactly that -- a curious amalgam of the visually striking, the dramatically feeble and the offensively sadistic.

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Glenn Abel
Hollywood Reporter

Sergio Leone's epic looks good, almost great, restored to its original running time.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A unique vision of the American West as place of desolation and ruin on a truly epic scale.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Of all the great films of the 1960s, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of a fistful that can be truly appreciated only on the big screen.

Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

The defining spaghetti western pits a charismatic Clint Eastwood against partner and nemesis Eli Wallach and perpetual enemy Lee Van Cleef.

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Flixster Audience Score: 97% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Three outlaws pursue a cache of gold hidden in a grave. While canonical, this film is oddly structured with its inciting incident pushed to an hour and fifteen… More
KJ Proulx
I may be a sucker for Western films, but this one truly lives up to it's spaghetti western feel. Clint Eastwood is great as always, and this time as the… More
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Lucas Martins
One of the best films I ever saw!. Fresh.
xGary Xx
The final part of "the man with no name" trilogy sees Clint competing with his erstwhile partner and a coldly vicious mercenary for some buried stolen… More
Graham Jones
The definitive Italian western.The most epic of all Leone's films. Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood all are brilliant but Leone's camera… More