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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 53 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57

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  1. Sep 6, 2010
    9
    The InstaFlicka Index 4.67/5 ----- The InstaFlicka Podcast Doing our part to help you by watching the NetFlix Instant Queue until our eyes bleed. http://instaflicka.squarespace.com/
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    Sincerely complex and immaculately-acted characters accentuate the gripping thematic ideas at hand in "On The Waterfront," another stone-solid testament to Elia Kazan's perfect directorial skill.
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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)