The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun-nom, Nabbeun-nom, Isanghan-nom)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun-nom, Nabbeun-nom, Isanghan-nom) (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: April 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% 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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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

It isn't the film's style-over-substance approach that prevents it from being as engaging and entertaining as it desires; it's the lack of cohesiveness and discernible rhythm.

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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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Mike Edwards
What Culture

The most amazing silliness I've seen in ages.

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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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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This Sergio Leone-inspired Korean Western is well directed, funny and thoroughly entertaining especially for fans of Spaghetti Westerns, pretty much like… 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
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