The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (2010)

As the Korean peninsula falls into the hands of Japanese imperialists and countless Koreans seek refuge in the vast wilderness of Manchuria, a determined thief, a cold-blooded hitman, and a mysterious bounty hunter all vie for an elusive… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Whilst never taking itself too seriously, this riotous and rollicking Sergio Leone-inspired Korean Western is serious fun.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Imagine the sparseness of classic oaters matched with the energy of martial arts movies and you've got what Kim Jee-won has wrought.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Kimchi Westerns, anyone?

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

The most amazing silliness I've seen in ages.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thrill-seekers, rejoice. Here's the summer blockbuster you've been waiting for -- no, dreaming of. The Good, the Bad, the Weird is to Hollywood's puny efforts what the Large Hadron Collider is to a Hula Hoop.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

If you're going to attempt an ambitious action epic, you'd better have the directorial chops to pull it off. Kim clearly doesn't.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... a madcap chase for a treasure map filled with double crosses, crazy escapes and lots of black humor.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

With a nod and a wink to Sergio Leone, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon delivers a slam-bang western set in Manchuria after the Japanese invasion in 1931.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A giddy mashup of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns and Lucas and Spielberg's Indiana Jones romps, this guns-a-blazing wide-screen Korean hit offers a nuttily staged, beautifully filmed, but kind of brainless homage to old-school Hollywood.

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Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com

This film was a total blast from start to finish! It's more than Good, has little that is Bad, and is filled with the Weird.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A petty thief stumbles upon a map whilst robbing a train and sets off to retrieve the treasure with a cold blooded assassin, a bounty hunter, a gang of outlaws… More
paul oh
Its very stylistic and lets the story be both funny and serious! Its a great achievement in Korean Cinema and proves that they can make a great western just… More
Al S
A dazzling two-hour smashup of pure non-stop enjoyment that you cannot get enough of. A ridiculously entertaining and wildly enjoyable movie. A pure and utterly… More
Jens S.
Let's be honest: the idea of setting up a western scenario in the desert of Manchuria is pretty cool. The references to Eastwood's classic spaghetti… More
Albert Kim
A spaghetti western with Koreans?!?!? Hey, it works! Frenetic action, marvelous set-pieces coupled with quirky humor, and some of the most creative camerawork… More
Bruce Bruce
A Korean Spaghetti Western? You betch ya, and an excellent one at that. Its all about the map, what map you ask ? The one everyone is after. Many unforgettable… More