• Bulldog Pointer

    ★★★★★ Watched by Bulldog Pointer 29 Jun, 2014

    Bogey sure can be a bastard sometimes.

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  • Byron O'Hare

    ★★★★½ Watched by Byron O'Hare 29 Jul, 2014

    This classic is a straightforward slow burner, but Huston is effectively able to establish tones of suspense and dread in subtle ways. It also works as a study of how new found wealth can bring out a human's true self, and it does both of these things very realistically.
    Paul Thomas Anderson cites this as one of his biggest influences, and that seems odd since his films tend to navigate their own world of reason and order, but there are…

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  • 3rdRevelation

    ★★★ Watched by 3rdRevelation 28 Jul, 2014

    Let me first preface my comments with the fact that this is the 5th John Huston film I've seen and of the previous 4 I was never really a big fan of any of them (in fact I count Wise Blood as one of the worst films I've ever seen), so perhaps it isn't quite a surprise that I didn't really enjoy this one either. With that said, I found The Treasure of the Sierra Madre massively overrated. This doesn't…

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  • Steve Rogers

    ★★★★½ Watched by Steve Rogers 28 Jul, 2014

    Greed - and what it does to a man's mind is only one the themes here. Honesty and trusting is another that plays out in contrast to Bogart's despicable character Fred Dobbs greed. His portrayal was overlooked by the Academy, not even nominated, which is truly sad in retrospect. But time was on the side of the artist and and his place is secure in the ranks of great actors.

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  • Bob Castle

    ★★★★★ Added by Bob Castle 1

    A true masterpiece and Bogarts greatest performance.

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  • 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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