Columbia Pictures | Release Date: December 5, 2003
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YoonMinC.Dec 4, 2003
It has one of the most memorable scenes in classic American cinema, Lancaster enthralled and in love, masterfully kneeling down before a wet and prostate Deborah Kerr, concentrating his raging passions in his kiss upon Kerr's sensuous It has one of the most memorable scenes in classic American cinema, Lancaster enthralled and in love, masterfully kneeling down before a wet and prostate Deborah Kerr, concentrating his raging passions in his kiss upon Kerr's sensuous lips. Lancaster, intense and statusque, gives the film its spine and center. The rest of the movie has appealing or at least interesting enough characters, and the story is reasonably absorbing, but one feels it could have been much more than a sturdy work of intelligent(and impersonal) craftsmanship. Lancaster is the only actor who truly transcends the strictures of Zinnemann's vision, a man however flawed possessing a real gem of humanity imbedded somewhere beneath the granite exterior. Expand
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LisaM.Dec 4, 2003
A classic among classics. Montgomery Clift was the Tom Cruise of his era, even better.
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NickLaT.Dec 7, 2003
A towering achievement. Achingly powerful. Run dont walk to the nearest theatre.
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WillC.Jan 17, 2004
When I saw this movie in 1953, I was disappointed. Today, I regard it as one of the top 5 movies of the 1950s. All five performances are impeccable, but it's Montgomery Clift's Pruitt that stands out as one of the landmark When I saw this movie in 1953, I was disappointed. Today, I regard it as one of the top 5 movies of the 1950s. All five performances are impeccable, but it's Montgomery Clift's Pruitt that stands out as one of the landmark performances ever put on film. Plus, Fred Zinnemann is a master craftsman who directs the powerful story with great care. Bravo to all! Expand
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