Dialogue and performance are terrible. But story (as basic and simple as it might be) and concept are alright. Kubrick himself denounced the film and I can see why but it's not totally terrible. The general photography is pretty darn good.
More or less uninteresting, but for a first time film in 1953, it's almost impressive.
Incredibly boring with unflattering characters and attempts at comedy that had me eye rolling ever bit as much as I was checking my watch. No stakes, no story, no intrigue. Just a series of set pieces that, for the most part, linger on nothing of interest.
The character of Tin Tin himself is as bland as he appears. Wish I would've skipped this one.
The trailer nails it. A bunch of extremely good looking, rich, white kids that have a ton of friends and money feeling sorry for each other. Sure they have problems (serious ones), but the natural drama that should come out of these problems in what could be a really great "coming of age" story just never seems to materialize. Instead I just want to punch everyone in the knee. The jocks too. Corny, cliche (or bafflingly dumb) lines one after…