The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Reviews

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August 15, 2020
Aside from a dark lesson in moral corruption, the film serves as a monumental achievement in storytelling and balanced entertainment.
August 4, 2020
What an incredible film.
June 25, 2020
It's a passionate minor movie where the image is the simple support of a powerful story. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 16, 2019
John Huston directed and wrote a true masterpiece.
June 13, 2018
Treasure of Sierra Madre is a film which successfully restores one's flagging faith in the cinema industry.
November 1, 2016
Classic '40s tale of greed, betrayal, and murder.
April 18, 2014
Bogart is phenomenal as Fred C. Dobbs, a decent guy destroyed by his lust for gold, and the film itself is one of the immortals of cinema.
January 18, 2014
an unconventional western and a serious drama
August 30, 2012
This is one of the most visually alive and beautiful movies I have ever seen; there is a wonderful flow of fresh air, light, vigor, and liberty through every shot.
June 9, 2011
A finely-crafted western-style character drama where greed and paranoia drive desperate men over the edge.
April 20, 2011
Transcends the medium to become a mandatory viewing experience for anyone that identifies themselves as a human being, period.
March 26, 2011
Humphrey Bogart gives one of his best performances in John Huston's chronicle of greed and crime, for which Walter Huston (John's son) won the Supporting Oscar; years later Jonn's daughter won the Oscar.
February 15, 2011
an all-time masterpiece of characterization, structure, pacing and storytelling in general
July 22, 2010
Humphrey Bogart's maniacal Fred Dobbs is one of moviedom's great characterizations, a conglomeration of cunning, greed and paranoia.
May 29, 2009
Huston must have thrown everything he had into this impossibly rich film, packed with grit, passion, adventure and heartbreak.
April 20, 2009
A powerful morality tale whose humour is as black as the heart of its central character, but as humane as the men who survive their brush with greed.
April 20, 2009
This is so brilliant that the only real effect of the other versions is to make you want to watch the original again.
October 13, 2007
A pure classic.
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...
August 31, 2006
True treasure of cinema, terrific on all counts.
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