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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Clint Eastwood
Eli Wallach
Lee Van Cleef
Directors
Sergio Leone
Screenwriters
Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Leone
Furio Scarpelli
Running Time
161 minutes

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Eastwood and Van Cleef in Sergio Leone's masterpiece


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Plot
The Good and the Ugly have a hate-hate relationship and take to leaving each other in deserts to save themselves. However, when they're given a map detailing the whereabouts of some treasure, they pull together for the trip. Unfortunately they end up in a Prisoner of War Camp with The Bad, who wants a piece of the action.


Verdict
Letting this leathery, quasi-comic-book dream roam a few more dunes in search of that cache of gold is only to be applauded.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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