The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun-nom, Nabbeun-nom, Isanghan-nom) Reviews

  • Aug 31, 2020

    A very well done hybrid of Cowboy action with Looney Toons hi-jinks sprinkled over the pretense of a treasure hunt.

    A very well done hybrid of Cowboy action with Looney Toons hi-jinks sprinkled over the pretense of a treasure hunt.

  • Jun 17, 2020

    Excellent movie and best movie from any country that year. Must seel

    Excellent movie and best movie from any country that year. Must seel

  • Apr 10, 2020

    This movie is hilarious and entertaining even when you have to read captions

    This movie is hilarious and entertaining even when you have to read captions

  • Jan 22, 2020

    Not the best korean movie. But enjoyable.

    Not the best korean movie. But enjoyable.

  • Dec 29, 2019

    It is the kind of movie, in which you want to know what will happens next. But the story is not awesome, bad guys chasing "good" guys, as usual.

    It is the kind of movie, in which you want to know what will happens next. But the story is not awesome, bad guys chasing "good" guys, as usual.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    A hilarious parody of Sergio Leone's Westerns! Director Kim Jee-woon's Western action comedy The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008) is a thrilling action comedy that keeps you laughing at the absurdity of it all. The opening train robbery is exhilarating in its gunfire, impressive in its careful execution, and funny in its comedic moments. The finale chase sequence rivals any of the action set-pieces in Mad Max: Fury Road or John Wick as the horse, scooter, and explosives in the scene are riveting. Although this film is primarily a spoof of Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti Westerns, it stands on its own merits as a well directed film with numerous shocking action sequences that you will not believe how intricately shot they are several times. Kim Jee-woon's direction captures quick fire comedy and rapid fire action shootouts alike all the way down to the brilliant plot twist. The camera work is constantly moving, never letting you get bored, but his choices are inspired and creative where the camera is placed. The music is a fun infusion of modern funk jazz with Western style classical melded together to keep you on your toes. You never know what you'll hear next, but it is sure to please your ears. The sound choices are magnificent as loud gunshots sound weighted, explosions are massive, and the debris is everywhere. The stunts are unreal as you will often wonder how they filmed any of this movie without killing everyone for real. Song Kang-ho is ridiculously funny and entertaining as "The Weird" aspect of the film named Yoon Tae-goo. His off kilter style of comedy revolves around physical comedy, witty comebacks, goofy movements. He is captivating you with chuckles throughout The Good, The Bad, The Weird. I also really liked Jung Woo-sung's cool leading character of "The Good" named Park Do-won. His flurry of rifle fire and sniper shots are impressive, but his collected persona is the most entertaining as he accomplishes these outstanding feats of acrobatics and deadshot skills all while appearing calm and focused. You will never forget the killer villain "The Bad" played by the fiercely intense Lee Byung-hun. His jet black hair in his face, scars, suit, and brutal combat sequences are as cool as his dramatic moments of reflection or insanity. He is a fearsome opponent and makes for a compelling antagonist at all times. This movie is for fans of the Western genre, who desperately need a laugh or a thrill!

    A hilarious parody of Sergio Leone's Westerns! Director Kim Jee-woon's Western action comedy The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008) is a thrilling action comedy that keeps you laughing at the absurdity of it all. The opening train robbery is exhilarating in its gunfire, impressive in its careful execution, and funny in its comedic moments. The finale chase sequence rivals any of the action set-pieces in Mad Max: Fury Road or John Wick as the horse, scooter, and explosives in the scene are riveting. Although this film is primarily a spoof of Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti Westerns, it stands on its own merits as a well directed film with numerous shocking action sequences that you will not believe how intricately shot they are several times. Kim Jee-woon's direction captures quick fire comedy and rapid fire action shootouts alike all the way down to the brilliant plot twist. The camera work is constantly moving, never letting you get bored, but his choices are inspired and creative where the camera is placed. The music is a fun infusion of modern funk jazz with Western style classical melded together to keep you on your toes. You never know what you'll hear next, but it is sure to please your ears. The sound choices are magnificent as loud gunshots sound weighted, explosions are massive, and the debris is everywhere. The stunts are unreal as you will often wonder how they filmed any of this movie without killing everyone for real. Song Kang-ho is ridiculously funny and entertaining as "The Weird" aspect of the film named Yoon Tae-goo. His off kilter style of comedy revolves around physical comedy, witty comebacks, goofy movements. He is captivating you with chuckles throughout The Good, The Bad, The Weird. I also really liked Jung Woo-sung's cool leading character of "The Good" named Park Do-won. His flurry of rifle fire and sniper shots are impressive, but his collected persona is the most entertaining as he accomplishes these outstanding feats of acrobatics and deadshot skills all while appearing calm and focused. You will never forget the killer villain "The Bad" played by the fiercely intense Lee Byung-hun. His jet black hair in his face, scars, suit, and brutal combat sequences are as cool as his dramatic moments of reflection or insanity. He is a fearsome opponent and makes for a compelling antagonist at all times. This movie is for fans of the Western genre, who desperately need a laugh or a thrill!

  • Oct 14, 2018

    Let's call it peculiar...

    Let's call it peculiar...

  • Jan 15, 2018

    The film balances humour, great acting and a surprisingly great story splendidly, all the while never losing its element of fun throughout.

    The film balances humour, great acting and a surprisingly great story splendidly, all the while never losing its element of fun throughout.

  • Jan 15, 2017

    Loved it. Camera work was exciting and frenetic, yet still totally comprehendible. If chaos cinema was done correctly. Sometimes the camera swirls in total 360's (even one 540) and everything still makes sense. Silliness and gun battles with an epic horse-ride chase at the end. Lots of Tarantino violence and blatant ripoff Leone plot points. I will definitely be rewatching.

    Loved it. Camera work was exciting and frenetic, yet still totally comprehendible. If chaos cinema was done correctly. Sometimes the camera swirls in total 360's (even one 540) and everything still makes sense. Silliness and gun battles with an epic horse-ride chase at the end. Lots of Tarantino violence and blatant ripoff Leone plot points. I will definitely be rewatching.

  • Dec 13, 2016

    You would think a movie ripping off a title of one of the most famous movies of all time would just be another horrible bargain bin movie, but it truly lives up to the name with a weiiiird funny comedy action-packed slam jam rat race of a film. The chase scene towards the end is... is. It is. It does. Please don't let me be misunderstood, this movie is incredible. Watch it if you like a good spaghetti western; a Korean action-comedy movie; a madcap slapstick; a treasure-hunting adventure; or just like shoot-outs. Watch this and love it.

    You would think a movie ripping off a title of one of the most famous movies of all time would just be another horrible bargain bin movie, but it truly lives up to the name with a weiiiird funny comedy action-packed slam jam rat race of a film. The chase scene towards the end is... is. It is. It does. Please don't let me be misunderstood, this movie is incredible. Watch it if you like a good spaghetti western; a Korean action-comedy movie; a madcap slapstick; a treasure-hunting adventure; or just like shoot-outs. Watch this and love it.