If you haven't seen this movie.....why not? watch it! Eastwood at his best!
True western with good actors.
My 13 yr old son asked to watch this upon recommendation from a friend. I can't recall seeing this movie so wasn't sure how graphicly violent it was but our 10 yr old son ended up watching it with us. We all really enjoyed it, it sure is a classic and I had forgotten just how goodlooking Clint was in his youth, what a spunk! Love the characters, the storyline and scenery, it held our attention all the way through and the ending was rivetting. It has left us all humming the theme music, which we're going to buy on iTunes (album only $7.45!) and hankering to watch more Clint Eastwood movies. Loved it.
For me the greatest western.
Sergio Leone's story telling is magnificent. He draws the plot out at a pace ideally suited to Eastwood's presence as the man with no name aka Blondie. He balances that process with shots that provide immediate dramatic effects to draw the viewer into the moment - the obvious example is the 3 way stand off near the end but there are moments throughout that serve the same role whether it's scenery, facial expressions or even sounds in the background.
Speaking of sounds, Morricone's score is wonderful and justifiably recognisable.
Am I the only one who was distracted by the terrible re-recording of the vocals which resulted in a mismatched mouth and sound? I'd like to see an earllier print to really understand the appreciation of this film as I think the restoration work is appalling.
A classic, classic film with Clint Eastwood's excellence in the main role. The film's plot is pretty basic - it revolves around a hired gun to clean up a town - but the point of the film is its classic value and the capability of Clint Eastwood to turn a spaghetti western into a truly brilliant movie.
Am embarrassed to say I found this boring (Clint would not be happy). At last I know where the iconic music comes from.
A classic. If you've never seen it you've missed out.
This was a cool movie but it seemed to go on FOREVER!
Classic Eastwood. For such an old film the acting, script and even use of soundtrack(although repetitive) made for a great film.
Why you should watch this:
Fantastical, epic western with an intruding civil war back-drop
Amazing stylistic flourishes with excellent camerawork and soundtrack
Operatic use of characters and environment to represent the titular good, bad and the ugly
Why you should miss this
Characters are somewhat one-dimensional
Much of the film is side-stories
Combat is unrealistic
I found it almost wholly ugly & did not watch right through. If there were good bits they were not clear to me. From the home of spaghetti westerns it hardly seemed of that genre.
Maybe - It's not my cup of tea. Blondie is too cool for me almost like Stephen Segal. Cannot compare with recent action movies... but that's just me.
One of the best westerns ever made :) There's no one like Clint Eastwood!!
It wasn't as good as we remembered...maybe it was seeing it in a drive-in that made it special!
The music, the style, the music and the best "Mexican" standoff ever.
Having watched all manner of spaghetti westerns including one in which all cast members including the horses were under a metre tall, I found 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly' [GBU] highly entertaining in that it took it's time in meandering along the well worn path were Clint rides off into the sunset. There were plenty of twists and some great understated humour. I loved it.
The first of the Spagetti westerns. The movie and the music is classic.
The best western ever made and one of my most favourite movies. Strong characters, great scenery and memorable sound score. A movie that can be watched more than once.
They don't make movies like this anymore. This is one of the Greatest Western Classic of all time.
classic, what more can be said!
Can be a bit slow in parts, but a great combination of Clint Eastwood at his staunchish with some laughs along the way.