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Year
1958
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Richard Brooks
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
31,695
Checks
6,063
Favs
532
Dislikes
26
Favs/checks
8.8% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    Now this is acting! Fantastic! 10 years 2 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Wow! She was SO BEAUTIFUL!! 9 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    1958's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof famously doesn't respect Tennessee Williams' play, but that hardly matters to me. Fact is, the text shines through anyway, and the characters exit the story with more grace as a result of its less cynical bent. I'd even call it poignant. And it's extremely well staged and acted. It's hard not to get drawn into Elizabeth Taylor's Maggie, wanting all the things the play tells her NOT to want, including kids even though she's attacked on all fronts by her sister-in-law's monstrous progeny. Or Paul Newman's Brick, a man used to leaning on crutches. Or Burl Ives' toxically funny Big Daddy, the dying manifestation of a prototypical "Decaying South", having laid his foundations on swamp land to prepare for an uncertain future. These three carry the film, but special mention goes Madeleine Sherwood's sycophantic gossip; you want to slap her, but that's how you know she's so good. 3 years 3 months ago
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