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Year
1958
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Richard Brooks
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
31,695
Checks
5,767
Favs
511
Dislikes
27
Favs/checks
8.9% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    Now this is acting! Fantastic! 7 years 12 months ago
  2. 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. 1 year ago
  3. IreneAdler's avatar

    IreneAdler

    Wow, an absolutely wonderful movie... great story about a dysfunctional family and amazing acting by Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor!

    Loved the funny scenes with the annoying relatives but also the long dialogue-heavy scenes. Very touching and beautiful.

    It's just a pity that they took out spoiler

    Apart from that though the movie was extremely good. Definitely worth watching!
    4 years ago
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