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



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

Movie Info

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 map that could lead them to a buried treasure from the Qing Dynasty. Tae-gu is "The Weird," a thief who comes into possession of the sought-after map while boldly robbing a train of Japanese military officers. But at the very same time Tae-gu attacks the train, … More

Rating: R (for nonstop violence and some drug use)
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Min-suk Kim, Ji-woon Kim, Kim Min-sook, Kim Jee-woon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 23, 2010
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Song Kang-ho

as Yun Tae-Gu ("The Wei...
Byung-hun Lee

as Chang-Yi ("The Bad")
Woo-sung Jung

as Do-Won ("The Good")
Seung-su Ryu

as Man-Gil
Zhang Qi

as Deligeer
Yoon Jae-Moon

as Byeong-Chun
Son Byeong-ho

as Seo Jae-Shik
Song Young Chang

as Kim Pan-Ju
Kim Gwang-il

as Two Blades
Lee Chung-Ah

as Song-Yi
Qi Zhang

as Deligeer
Song Yeong-chang

as Kim Pan-Ju
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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (17)

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

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Kimchi Westerns, anyone?

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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