The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Critic Score

97%

User Score

97%
In theaters Dec 23, 1966
R, 2 hr. 41 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches
Director: Sergio Leone
Rated: R
Running Time: 2 hr. 41 min.
Genre: Western
Theater Release: Dec 23, 1966
DVD Release: Nov 18, 1997

Cast

Clint Eastwood

Man With No Name
Lee Van Cleef

Angel Eyes
Luigi Pistilli

Father Pablo
Aldo Giuffre

Alcoholic Union Capt...
Mario Brega

Cpl. Wallace
Claudio Scarchilli

Mexican Peon
Enzo Petito

Storekeeper

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Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.
  • All three arrive at the cache at the same time. Who gets it? Director Leone doesn't seem to care very much, and after 161 minutes of mayhem, audiences aren't likely to either. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing. More...
  • Sergio Leone's grandiose 1966 western epic is nothing less than a masterclass in movie storytelling, a dynamic testament to the sheer, invigorating uniqueness of cinema. More...
  • Sergio Leone's epic looks good, almost great, restored to its original running time. More...
  • Of all the great films of the 1960s, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of a fistful that can be truly appreciated only on the big screen. More...
  • Leone's blockbuster is balanced on the razor's edge between popular entertainment and art film. It took classic American themes and turned them inside out. More...
  • This is a great movie, whatever strange estuary of the western river it occupies. More...
  • An improbable masterpiece -- a bizarre mixture of grandly operatic visuals, grim brutality and sordid violence that keeps wrenching you from one extreme to the other. More...
  • Art it is, summoned out of the imagination of Leone and painted on the wide screen so vividly that we forget what marginal productions these films were. More...

User Reviews

  • Three outlaws pursue a cache of gold hidden in a grave. While canonical, this film is oddly structured with its inciting incident pushed to an hour...
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  • The final part of "the man with no name" trilogy sees Clint competing with his erstwhile partner and a coldly vicious mercenary for some buried stolen...
  • I may be a sucker for Western films, but this one truly lives up to it's spaghetti western feel. Clint Eastwood is great as always, and this time as...
  • One of the best films I ever saw!. Fresh.
  • The definitive Italian western.The most epic of all Leone's films. Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood all are brilliant but Leone's camera...
  • Sergio Leone not only turned his classic "Dollars trilogy" around with a great final part, but he also managed to create one of the greatest films...
  • Classic western film. Loved it! "If you're gonna shoot, don't talk, shoot."Well I obviously watched the director's cut (I didn't realize...
  • Everything Sergio Leone did before 1966 built up to The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. A Fistful Of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More steadily...
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is the conclusion to the Man With No Name Trilogy, and is in my opinion the greatest western ever made (next to the...