The Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Released 2008

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Director:
Ji-woon Kim
Released:
2008
Rating:
R
The Good, The Bad, and the Weird is the 2008 mystery adventure that brings together in a sudden dramatic clash a faithful bounty hunter, Park Do-won (Woo-sung Jung), a nasty gangster, Park Chang-yi (Byung-hun Lee), and a simply odd train robber, Yoon Tae-goo (Kang-ho Song). They meet, of all places, on a train in Machuria in the 1940s, where together they discover a mysterious treasure map that promises to lead them to treasure and wealth buried by the Qing Dynasty before its collapse. Enemies in the Japanese army and Chinese bandits seek to close in on the train that careens through the rough terrain as they get closer and closer to their reward. An obvious play on the classic The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Jee-woon Kim directs this hilarious, ridiculous thrill ride that keeps the audience holding their seats until the train's last turn and an anxious desert stand-off.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Knives, explosions and knockabout humor have been added to taste. As vigorously staged as it all is -- sometimes confusingly, occasionally with camera-torqueing flair and impressiv...

  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    East meets West meets East again, with palate-tingling results, in The Good the Bad the Weird, a kimchi Western that draws shamelessly on its spaghetti forebears but remains utterl...

  • 40

    The New York Times

    The ever reliable, rubber-faced Song Kang-ho plays Tae-goo, the train robber, and gives the film what little comic spark it has.

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    Byung-hun Lee

    Byung-hun Lee

    Park Chang-yi / The Bad

    Woo-sung Jung

    Woo-sung Jung

    Park Do-won / The Good

    Byung-ho Son

    Byung-ho Son

    Seo Jae-sik

    Dal-su Oh

    Dal-su Oh

    Messenger for Kim Pan-joo

    Ji-won Uhm

    Ji-won Uhm

    Na-yeon

    Kang-ho Song

    Kang-ho Song

    Yoon Tae-goo / The Weird

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