The Good, the Bad and the Ugly : Critic Reviews

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Dave Kehr Chicago Reader
Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune
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.
Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer
There are two kinds of people, my friend. Those who love Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and those who resist the machismo and gallows humor of what is arguably the definitive spaghetti western.
Ty Burr Boston Globe
Gorgeously stoic art film.
TV Guide Magazine
A massive, many-faceted film that continues to hold up, viewing after viewing.
Michael Atkinson Village Voice
All told, and in giant widescreen, it's only blood-red adolescent fun, but it blooms like Douglas Sirk with a Gatling gun compared to the teenage demographic's current fare. Matrix, schmatrix: This is the season's supreme party movie.
A curious amalgam of the visually striking, the dramatically feeble and the offensively sadistic.

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