Film Review: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’

Film Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It was good, bad, and ugly.

All jokes aside, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is classic. It is probably the most influential western movie ever created. Even for those who have never seen the movie, they will almost immediately recognize elements of this movie that have influenced the countless other movies within its genre. despite being released all the way back in 1967, this movie still holds up as one of the best.

The story itself follows three characters, Blondie, Tuco, and Angel Eyes. At the beginning, Blondie and Tuco have a partnership where Blondie turns in Tuco for his bounty, and then saves him from getting hanged. Eventually, Blondie tires of Tuco’s complaints, and given that Blondie holds all the cards in their arrangement, leaves Tuco stranded in the desert. Tuco in turn, catches up to Blondie, and turns the table on Blondie, making him go through what he did. While in the desert, they encounter a dead and dying confederate soldier. They learn of a stash of gold buried underneath a grave. Tuco is the only one who knows the name of the cemetery, but Blondie is the only one who knows the name of the grave. With little other choice, Tuco and Blondie search for the gold together. However, they are not the only ones looking for the gold, there is also a ruthless assassin named Angel Eyes who is also searching for the gold.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is quite possibly one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Everything about this movie is memorable, iconic, and exciting, despite its slower pacing. For anyone remotely interested in the western genre, this is a must watch. I rate this movie a 10/10.