8 comments

  • By thevoid99
    February 26, 2013
    04:51 PM

    1. Elia Kazan's fluid and intense direction. 2. One of the great ensemble casts led by Marlon Brando. 3. Leonard Bernstein's bombastic yet serene score.
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  • By Sidney
    February 26, 2013
    06:50 PM

    1) Brando's legendary intensity on full display. 2) Eva Marie Saint's performance, proving that she could stand on her own two feet, and match Brando. 3) One of the most pivotal, sublime displays of human courage ever put on celluloid.
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  • By LJ
    February 26, 2013
    09:12 PM

    On the Waterfront
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  • By Patrick
    February 27, 2013
    12:13 PM

    You had me sold many months ago!
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  • By Mark Nave
    March 01, 2013
    02:22 PM

    This movie could use at least five reasons, one being Bernstein's score.
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  • By Vernon K.
    April 06, 2013
    08:06 AM

    "Brando's a giant on every level. When he acts, it's as if he's landed on another planet. He's got it all. That's why he's endured. When I first saw 'On The Waterfront' I couldn't move. I couldn't leave the theatre. I'd never seen the like of it. I couldn't believe it."---Al Pacino, 2004
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  • By Michael
    June 01, 2013
    12:42 AM

    1. It was filmed in the great city of Hoboken. 2. There are plenty of laughs, like Lee J. Cobb telling one of the mobsters to "Stop breathing that clam sauce on me!" 3. It believed that the little guy could beat the Mob. Quixotic, yes. But nice to think it's true once in a while.
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  • By Vince C.
    July 26, 2014
    03:28 AM

    I was thunderstruck when I first saw this on TV in the 1970s. How could an "old" movie be so powerful? I'm not the only one to rate Brando's performance as perhaps the screen's greatest. Karl Malden once said his most challenging moment as an actor was when he had to avoid flinching before that beer can hit him in the head.
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