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Year
1954
Runtime
124 min.
Director
Edward Dmytryk
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
21,561
Checks
2,135
Favs
109
Dislikes
14
Favs/checks
5.1% (1:20)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. AdGuzman's avatar

    AdGuzman

    Humphrey Bogart + Fred MacMurray, what else could I ask for!? 8 years ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Caine Mutiny gives you a lot of context before getting to the heart of its subject matter, so by the time Bogart's Captain Queeg rows in, you're familiar with ship personnel and operations, and you've experienced more than just his command style. He's a tragic figure as well as a villain, but the film maintains an ambiguity about his competence that perhaps reflects your own relationship to authority. By the time we get to the third act, we've probably chosen a side, and we'd be punching the air along with the other characters the same way we might have in A Few Good Men during the JAG sequence. But that's not the final word, is it? The climax resolves a bit after that, giving the characters - and the audience that was, in a way, part of the plot - much more to think about. Things are not so cut and dried as they might be in a more formulaic movie. What attitude do we take in the epilogue, knowing what we now know? I've seen the influence this film has had on a lot of stories put to the screen since (including a couple of standout Star Trek episodes), but it takes nothing away from the original. If it doesn't get a perfect score, it's that the romantic subplot is totally surplus to requirements. 9 months 2 weeks ago
  3. CynInFlicks's avatar

    CynInFlicks

    A good one - not sure how I've not seen this before now. What a cast! 7 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #141 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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