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Year
1954
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
100,212
Checks
18,873
Favs
1,658
Dislikes
91
Favs/checks
8.8% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. inhonoredglory's avatar

    inhonoredglory

    Marlon Brando's subtle excellence in acting is what makes this film special. His character is a complex mix of naive innocence and a brute dog-eat-dog life philosophy. Somewhere inside him is a sense of right and wrong, but he doesn't know what to do with it.
    I personally loved Father Barry (Karl Malden), and the change he goes from isolationist priest to tough crusader getting down and dirty. I loved the scene where Terry (Marlon Brando) tells him to go to hell. You don't tell a priest that!
    8 years 10 months ago
  2. Thief's avatar

    Thief

    Great film indeed. The taxi scene was good, but I preferred the scene with the father at the docks

    "Boys, this is my church! And if you don't think Christ is down here on the waterfront, you've got another guess coming!"

    Great scene all around.
    7 years 11 months ago
  3. Lumen's avatar

    Lumen

    The film felt very naive to me, it was all kind of cute, the acting, the story, the moral, the humor... I don't think it was engaging or sharp. Good shots though. 4 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #15 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  2. This movie ranks #18 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
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  3. This movie ranks #19 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #19 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #23 in National Board of Review Award - Best Film
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  6. This movie ranks #28 in Academy Award - Best Picture
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  7. This movie ranks #36 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
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  8. This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
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  9. This movie ranks #45 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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  10. This movie ranks #46 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  11. This movie ranks #62 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #63 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  13. This movie ranks #73 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  14. This movie ranks #85 in Arts & Faith's Top 100 Films
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  15. This movie ranks #91 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese
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  16. This movie ranks #112 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #129 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  18. This movie ranks #153 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  19. This movie ranks #178 in IMDb's Top 250
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  20. This movie ranks #196 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  21. This movie ranks #198 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  22. This movie ranks #237 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  23. This movie ranks #264 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  24. This movie ranks #423 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  25. This movie ranks #483 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  26. This movie ranks #625 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  27. This movie ranks #657 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  28. This movie ranks #681 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  29. This movie ranks #749 in The Criterion Collection
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