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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
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  1. Sep 3, 2012
    4
    I know it is a classic, blah, blah...it still was not interesting and boring. Some fine acting and well known lines isn't going to make someone fall in love with the movie.
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88

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
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  1. It's hard to deny that Marlon Brando's performance as a dock worker and ex-fighter who finally decides to rat on his gangster brother (Rod Steiger) is pretty terrific.
  2. 100
    The acting and the best dialogue passages have an impact that has not dimmed; it is still possible to feel the power of the film and of Brando and Kazan, who changed American movie acting forever.
  3. Reviewed by: A.H. Weiler
    80
    Moviemaking of a rare and high order. (Review of Original Release)