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jmars's avatar

jmars

They had the biggest stars, the largest budget, a renowned director, an epic running time, and nowhere near enough story.
2 years ago
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Ebbywebby

I can't imagine what makes this a classic movie, beyond it having some big stars and being rilly rilly long. By the end, I just felt like this was a story about a bunch of lame characters who couldn't help embarrassing themselves whenever they're in public.
2 years 4 months ago
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baraka92

Bloated and unfocused, which is the worst thing a movie of this length can be. James Dean was the best part and he doesn’t even appear on screen for much. Gone with the Wind this ain’t.
3 years 6 months ago
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AlexDkad

I find the comments here a little bit harsh.
Sure the movie is a little bit long for the story it has to tell but on the other hand, so much is told here !
It's a great reflection about what success and failure are, about changing times, about love, family and destiny.

It's filled with really great moments (spoiler)

And I see nobody here talking about the directing ! The way George Stevens uses angles and shadows to add some visual subtext in the scenes, it's pretty great !

Oh and did I need to mention that James Dean is absolutely fascinating in every scene he's in ?!
10 months 4 weeks ago
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PaulC138

With the exception of the cinematography, this has to be one of the worse films I have ever seen. Outdated, Horrible overacting, snail paced, muddled, barely there script & way overlong.
1 year 10 months ago
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JosteinAsk

mediocre movie, carried on shoulders of James Dean and a few nice widescreen shots
13 years 2 months ago
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TheMajor

Mediocre. It lacks dialogue and drama. Hudson's performance is unconvincing.
13 years 6 months ago
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IreneAdler

Not bad! Love Liz Taylor, so great!
8 years 11 months ago
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jdjudge

TheMajor and JosteinAsk are both very correct.
12 years 10 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

huge

http://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/backtrack-giant-1956/
10 years 1 month ago
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mightysparks

I would like to buy this film, not The Iron Giant!
13 years 1 month ago
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