The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, lit. "The good, the ugly, the bad") is a 1966 Italian-Spanish-West German-American spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. It was released on December 23, 1966 in Italy and December 29, 1967 in the United States.
In 1862, three gunslingers must battle each other and other gunslingers to steal a cache of $200,000 in Confederate gold while evading the two warring factions of a civil war.
Why It Rocks
- Fantastic acting.
- Iconic and amazing score by Ennio Morricone.
- Awesome characters.
- Well-done character development.
- Angel Eyes is ruthless and persistent, which makes him a great villain.
- Takes a bit of time to get into the best parts, but the beginning is still interesting to watch.
- Great action scenes.
- Amazing dialogue.
- The three-way standoff in a graveyard towards the end is one of the most iconic moments in film history.
The film has a 97% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also has an 8.9 score on IMDB.