100

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
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.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Gorgeously stoic art film.
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100

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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.
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80

TV Guide

A massive, many-faceted film that continues to hold up, viewing after viewing.
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70

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
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.
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60

Variety

A curious amalgam of the visually striking, the dramatically feeble and the offensively sadistic.
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90 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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