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The Good, the Bad, and the Weird Reviews

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
June 8, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 24, 2011
The most amazing silliness I've seen in ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
September 4, 2010
... a madcap chase for a treasure map filled with double crosses, crazy escapes and lots of black humor.
Brian Holcomb
August 18, 2010
This film was a total blast from start to finish! It's more than Good, has little that is Bad, and is filled with the Weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
August 6, 2010
This is an object example of every dollar being on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
July 24, 2010
'The Good, the Bad, the Weird' offers a bizarre but intoxicating synthesis of silliness and awe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
July 23, 2010
The production's blend of traditional cowboy tropes and 20th-century elements give it an out-of-time feel that's appropriate for what is basically a teenage boy's extended fantasy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 29, 2010
For the most part, an enjoyably wild ride that may do for what you might call the 'noodle western' what Leone's classics did for the pasta variety.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike Russell
June 3, 2010
Did you really just watch 50 guys on trucks and horses blast one another to bits while chasing one guy on a motorcycle? You did. And it was awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 2, 2010
Pours a ton of genre influences into the archetypal Cuisinart, pureeing everything from chop-socky cheapies to The Road Warrior in a gargantuan, cheerfully anachronistic romp.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
May 18, 2010
The Good, the Bad, the Weird - When Tarantino met Leone ... and Spielberg, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 14, 2010
The Good, the Bad, the Weird is little more than a series of anonymous, elaborate shoot-outs. Like its title, it's just a goof.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 13, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 13, 2010
This film starts with a real bang, with a thrilling and lengthy train heist, chase and shoot-out sequence that would be the highlight of many movies. But there's still more to it than that...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
May 11, 2010
You don't feel the mad passion of Sergio Leone behind it, but a steadily spreading grin that never stops growing
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
May 7, 2010
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.
Peter Sobczynski
May 7, 2010
It grabs viewers right from the start, carries them along at a breakneck pace for more than two hours and then sends them off into the lobby feeling dazed, dizzy and delighted over what they have just experienced.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
May 7, 2010
Kimchi Westerns, anyone?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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