Overall Rank: 206
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 197
Theatrical Release Date: 01/06/1948
Genre: Adventure, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: John Huston
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Bruce Bennett, Tim Holt, Arturo Soto Rangel
Plot: Two poor men meet up with a man in Mexico as he convinces them to search for gold. They all start off as friends, will they return home that way?
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Snoogans - wrote on 02/24/2014
What I believed to be just a treasure hunting adventure became much more. The story encompasses most movie troupes we come to expect from this type of genre offering, but nothing ever plays out the way in which we expect. Every turn presents a new problem for the characters. Though, no problem is more prevalent than the power struggle between the main three. Greed and paranoia overpower their moral logic. Bogart's character becomes the most affected. This is one of his best performances.
Gabe - wrote on 01/03/2013
A little long, but otherwise a good film. Bogart is great as the man whom the gold turns mad. Yes, this is a good adventure film, but I think it's an even better film about greed and what greed can do to the mind. I don't know how Bogart wasn't even nominated for an Academy Award. It just doesn't make sense.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/27/2011
A memorable and nuanced portrayal of greed and obsession. I would argue that this is one of Humphrey Bogart's best performances and the gritty direction and cinematography really adds a layer of sweat and grime to this frantic tale, which makes it hit home all the harder.
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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018
I approve. Behold a cinematically legendary adventure masterpiece, a key influence in the creation of famous blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and the first film proof of B. Traven's insatiable passion and taste for the Mexican culture, 12 years before Macario (1960) was released. Reasons that claim this magnum opus as Huston's best film are countless (my full support still goes with The Maltese Falcon ), but plot twists and an amazing character development have accurately established its very much deserved reputation. Jaw-dropping, atmospheric and invigorating depictions of Tampico, Michoacán and Acapulco, la conservadora de las playas más famosas de todo México, and an unforgettable antagonistic Bogart have transformed it into a powerful tale of greed, lust and …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/27/2012
An adventure mixed with drama and humor. A classic that heavily influenced Paul Thomas Anderson to write There Will Be Blood. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt) and Howard (Walter Huston) search for gold in the Sierra Madre mountains. Locations were well picked. Bogart and Huston were just fascinating in their roles. Cinematography, direction, endearing score and pace of the storytelling excellent. Screenplay was superb with lines: Howard - "Anything can happen." Curtin - I'd fight for you and yours just as I'd fight for the old man." Dobbs - "Conscience. What a thing. If you've got a conscience it will pester you to death." and the famous line from the Bandit leader - " "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/26/2012
Two down at heel Americans stranded in the backwaters of Mexico use the last of their money to go searching for gold in the company of grizzled old prospector Walter Huston. Unfortunately when they strike it rich, avarice turns them against each other resulting in deceit and murder. John Huston's classic story of greed is based upon The Pardoner's Tale from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. It's basically a morality story warning of the dangers of greed and how the promise of wealth can blacken a man's heart; in this case Humphrey Bogart in quite possibly his finest performance. Huston is also marvellous as the pragmatic and worldly wise old geezer who predicted everything that occurs to the disbelief of his initially wide eyed and enthusiastic partners. The suspense builds tangibly as the …
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