The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Reviews

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TIME Magazine
April 20, 2009
Treasure of Sierra Madre is one of the best things Hollywood has done since it learned to talk; and the movie can take a place, without blushing, among the best ever made.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
July 2, 2007
John Huston has rarely been in better form than in this 1948 study of gold fever and worse obsessions among an unlikely trio of prospectors...
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There's a quite enjoyable yarn buried under the hollow laughter.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 15, 2004
The movie has never really been about gold but about character, and Bogart fearlessly makes Fred C. Dobbs into a pathetic, frightened, selfish man -- so sick we would be tempted to pity him, if he were not so undeserving of pity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Greed, a despicable passion out of which other base ferments may spawn, is seldom treated in the movies with the frank and ironic contempt that is vividly manifested toward it in Treasure of Sierra Madre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Herb Schoenfeld
Variety
February 13, 2001
The characters here are probed and thoroughly penetrated, not through psychoanalysis but through a crucible of human conflict, action, gesture and expressive facial tones.