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New York Times:
It's a tall tale, a legend, of steadfastness, courage, camaraderie, gallantry and greed, though not necessarily in that order.
It's been a long time since there's been an escapist entertainment quite this unabashed and thrilling and fun.
John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait.
Connery and Caine (both excellent) become classic Huston overreachers, and echoes of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Moby Dick permeate the mythic yarn.
A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine.