Set in the 1930's Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. Do-Won (Jung Woo-sung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down dangerous criminals. Chang- yi (Lee Byung-hun) is the leader of a group of tough-as- nails bandits. Tae-goo (Song Kang-ho) is a train robber with nine lives. The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map Tae-goo discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese army and Asian bandits. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand as the winner in the end?
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- The Good, the Bad, the Weird review by Jawbreaker
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The Good, The Bad, The Weird is an imaginative attempt at something new. Director Ji-Woon Kim struggles to weave a narrative beyond the memorable action sequences, although these are mainly shoot outs than hand-to-hand combat. There's far too much going on; a real sense of throwing everything into the mix. What you're left with is a film overly long at 130 minutes that could have benefited from more focused editing and a simplier script.