The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)
Director: Sergio Leone
I thought I should start with a classic as my first movie review. The The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, stars Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. This is one of the most classic westerns in movie history, and that is for good reason. While Clint Eastwood, delivers an outstanding performance as the man with no name, it is my opinion that Eli Wallach (Tuco) stood out the most in this movie. His performance was very good and he was the funniest character of the movie.
The cinematography for this movie was very surprising, considering it’s release date. It features some of the most classic shots and pans. The filming was very smooth and did not have any choppiness. The dialogue and editing for this movie were both spectacular and don’t deserve to be criticized.
My only complaint for this movie was that it’s pacing was fairly unsteady. Although most people wouldn’t see this as a problem, I consider it to be a bit of a bumpy ride during the movie. For example: in the beginning of the movie we have a medium pace for the movie, then after a while, it slows down as Tuco is stranded in the dessert trying to make it to civilization. This slow pacing continues through the movie until Tuco and the man with no name team up to defeat angel eyes. I know that was just me being a nitpicker, but I felt like sharing that with you.
Overall this movie was excellent and did not need practically any changing, therefore my rating for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is: