• Massafaka

    ★★★★½ Watched by Massafaka 11 Feb, 2013

    Hatte eigentlich einen seichten Western erwartet, kam dann doch total anders. Toller Film mit einem Humphrey Bogart, der hier ganz gegen seine Rollen in den anderen Klassikern wie "The Maltese Falcon" und "Casablanca" usw. besetzt war.


  • Cityzen Kano

    ★★★★ Watched by Cityzen Kano 16 Jul, 2014 6

    The longer Bogart stays on screen the darker his face becomes, the whites of his eyes and the pearls of his teeth the last trace of his dwindling humanity, fighting back the growing mistrust. His journey through the film shows a man who has waited a long time in life for this chance and he intends to make the most of it. Whatever the cost.

    That sentiment becomes an overbearing presence in his mind, be it the foreman who tries…


  • whiteoftheye

    Watched by whiteoftheye 11 Jun, 2014

    Watched the Warner DVD of this last - what a film! Why did it take me so long to get to this one? Bogart's descent into gold fever is simply gripping, along with the steady performance of the elder Huston, who really did deserver the Oscar. Also, I just watched Tim Holt in Ambersons and it seems like his acting ability has grown by leaps and bounds by this film - he's just an incredible presence to watch.


  • Henrik Schunk

    ★★★★½ Added by Henrik Schunk

    A terrific adventure / Wild South mash-up with a terrific cast. The story of three no-luck scrappers and their quest for happiness in the form of the ever-luring gold is an almost Odyssean story of loss, greed and ultimately justice. I always found that Bogart, for some reason, had a knack for playing characters that slowly but steady spiral out of control, I found that his performance mirrors his depiction of the loony Captain in The Caine Mutiny. Walter Huston…


  • Jason Wray

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jason Wray 06 Jul, 2014

    Eminently solid modern western, unpossessed of all that John Wayne American exceptionalism that pervades the genre. Great, tiny cast. Unsubtitled Spanish and on-location shooting in Mexico add bonus points.


  • JayKay99

    ★★★★ Watched by JayKay99 02 Jul, 2014

    A film that is both wonderfully entertaining and gripping, whilst also being rich in subject and theme. The film poses a lot of morality questions and each one is as intriguing as the last. Walter Huston is as mad as a snake here and every word he says is unmissable. Bogart is taut, stripped bare and brilliant. This I think is at least the 5th Huston film I've given 4 stars to, each of those films is very well made…


  • Ben Lott

    ★★★★ Watched by Ben Lott 25 Jun, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • Kyle Lauren

    ★★★½ Watched by Kyle Lauren 29 Jun, 2014

    One more for the Oscar quest. I wasn't expecting it to be as dark as it was! Pretty good, though.


  • Mitch Anderson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mitch Anderson 28 Jun, 2014

    A fascinating movie that becomes unsettling and downright disturbing as it begins to explore themes of greed, comradere, and the effect of wealth on the human soul. Every performance is remarkable, but Bogart's turn is stunning, initially utilizing his beaten-down charisma, but slowly descending into insanity and paranoia as the film reaches its conclusion. The ending is simultaneously horrifying, happy, and ambiguous.


  • Lobezno Estepario

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lobezno Estepario 22 Feb, 2014

    Bogart con la fiebre del oro mola más que en Casablanca.


  • Iain Dickie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Iain Dickie 07 Jun, 2014

    Paranoid and sweaty in the mountains of Mexico, three men try to find their fortune in an unforgiving environment.

    Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt are all great as the three America's drifting through Mexico, Bogart with the less sympathetic Dobbs, twitching, paranoid and mad, is a joy to watch.

    The film's ending is also very good, a real LOL moment with Huston and Holt.


  • charlesalden

    ★★★ Watched by charlesalden 03 Jun, 2014

    Had to try watching it three times to get to the end.

    A slow start, but a strong finish.

    One of Bogart's best roles - great to study if playing a low life, or man devoured by his own demons. Makes talking to himself seem easy, especially with some really hard dialogue about tigers.

    The dialogue in the script is especially witty - when a stranger dies fighting to save the lives of the group, the group reads out a…