• Mike Hricik

    ★★★★ Watched by Mike Hricik 25 Jul, 2014

    As far as Huston's dual 1948 releases, I prefer Key Largo. Bogey exerts a little more self-determination in that one. Shifting morality play dynamics, which the two films share, seem to intensify under tighter time and space constraints. Edward G. Robinson pointing a loaded gun directly toward the viewer also ups the ante. In The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, the desire for gold in Dobbs's eye literally glimmers from the get-go. The screenplay does not endear the terrible protagonist.…

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  • Kris

    ★★★★ Watched by Kris 25 Jul, 2014

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

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  • Hunter

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Hunter 24 Jul, 2014

    For the love of money is the root of all evil

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is surely one of the greatest moral fables ever to emerge from the old Hollywood studio system. Boasting one of Humphrey Bogart's absolutely strongest performances (which is effectively matched by his costars Walter Huston and Tim Holt), the story is a searing indictment of the greed which can consume even honest men when the prospect of limitless fortune is at stake.

    It is…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • Ben Lott

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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