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AdGuzman's avatar


Humphrey Bogart + Fred MacMurray, what else could I ask for!?
9 years 5 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


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.
2 years 2 months ago
Earring72's avatar


Well made drama that should have skidded the romance sub plot.
3 years 4 months ago
CynInFlicks's avatar


A good one - not sure how I've not seen this before now. What a cast!
9 years 2 months ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


Truly a great movie. Just when you think you have Bogart's character pegged and down for the count then Jose Ferrer swoops in to open up a giant can of worms in your stomach at the end. Bogart is at the top of his game and yet I still would have loved to see him in more scenes, he's the main character and yet at the same time manages to share the movie with the whole cast. Great drama and great scenes abound.
3 years 6 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Hollywood cheers USA kind of movie..
8 years 8 months ago
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