Critic Review - 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.

July 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety | Comments (10)
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Jay P.

Jay Perreault

What the fuck? This movie is a fine piece of art, don't make movie critics if you can't make it properly! You must be retarded to hate on this movie..!

Mar 31 - 06:59 AM

Mike R.

Mike Randall

LOL at all these idiot commenters who are complaining about a bad review from 45 YEARS AGO at a time when spaghetti westerns were looked down upon and would never win best picture!

Even Ebert said he initially gave the movie 3 stars when it nowadays definitely deserves 4.

Maybe you morons should READ THE REVIEW and CHECK THE DATE before judging the whole thing based on one sentence and pretending like it was written today.

Jun 23 - 11:13 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

And that last line is priceless

Oct 14 - 10:15 AM

Rob Schoenthaler

Rob Schoenthaler

Maybe Rotten Tomatoes should discount this old review then like they do with others?

Jul 30 - 05:22 PM

Joseph B.

Joseph Baxter

it's funny cus your called a movie critic even though you aev fuck all taste. TWAT

May 9 - 10:51 AM

Peteypoo

Rob Schneider

This movie operates on a plane you are clearly not on, and so you are very unfortunate. I didn't think the characterisation was realistic either, but like in Platoon or similar films, clearly the director has done that for a purpose. This movie does not just describe a distinct time period in 3 peoples lives, it describes their entire lives and everything they are. Obviously that requires some character juice concentrate, otherwise the delivery of the message at the end would be bland or meaningless. As it stands it's one of the best expressed philosophical statements in movie history. Ironically it was too subtle for you!

Jun 11 - 11:33 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

Come on! This review is from 1965, when spaghetti westerns were looked down on. These reviews aren't relevant today, GBU is a stonecold classic.

Plus, Variety placed this film at #49 on their list of the 50 greatest movies. Here's the full list:

http://weblogs.variety.com/thompsononhollywood/2009/07/lists-50-best-movies-of-all-time-again.html

Jun 27 - 10:00 PM

Sarfaraz Abbasi

Sarfaraz Abbasi

This guy must have lived rest of life in shame and misery, and finally would have committed suicide

Nov 20 - 08:46 AM

John O'Neill

John O'Neill

You must be a twilight fan.

Apr 9 - 10:45 AM

Diego Tutweiller

The Artist Formerly Known as Tutweiller

I am not normally one to get pissed off in the comments section of Rotten Tomatoes. I usually have the common decency to value the reviewer's opinion. But I cannot let this slide. And so, for the first time ever, I will tell you precisely what I think of your opinion.

YOU ASSHOLE!!! THERE IS NO WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO PHRASE HOW PISSED OFF I AM WITH YOU!!! DRAMATICALLY FEEBLE? THE FILM HAS SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRED AND UNIQUE SET PIECES OF ALL TIME. OF ALL TIME!!! AAAARRRRGHHH...

Sorry. That was uncalled for. But really, watch it again. I do believe you should reevaluate your opinion.

Aug 18 - 01:55 PM

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