• Gustavo Menezes

    ★★★★★ Watched by Gustavo Menezes 05 May, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's been some time since I saw a film which got me this engaged. In fact, that's got to be some of the best dialogue writing I've ever seen. And the energy in those performances! Spencer Tracy was really superb! His and March's energies combined are matched by the incredible camerawork and angles which convey no less thrilling than their perfomances demand. And of course Gene Kelly fits the part of the journalist like a glove. His whole career he's…

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  • TajLV

    ★★★★ Watched by TajLV 25 Apr, 2016 4

    Part of my 5 Directors x 5 Unseen Films (8) challenge.

    The origins of this film trace back to the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. The legal case was largely a publicity stunt to draw attention to modernist theories based on Darwinism. It involved a substitute high school teacher named John Scopes, who was accused in Tennessee of violating a statute against the teaching of human evolution in any state-funded school. Three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan argued for…

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  • Will

    ★★★★½ Watched by Will 12 Apr, 2014

    Spoiler: The monkey did it.

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  • Alberto Villaescusa Rico

    ★★½ Added by Alberto Villaescusa Rico

    If Inherit the Wind has convinced me beyond a reasonable doubt of anything is that I don't like Stanley Kramer. A political filmmaker to a fault, Kramer expouted true and often necessary messages by giving leading man status not to his characters but to his ideas, and got away with it thanks to fine performances and old fashioned Capraesque filmmaking. A fine case of showmanship that loses its relationship to the real world, oddly enough, by bringing real world issues…

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  • tyler burdick

    ★★★★ Watched by tyler burdick 04 Apr, 2016

    As we enjoy and suffer through life with each other, one thing remains consistent: times change. This past weekend "God not Dead 2" hit theaters across the country. A sequel to the very successful faith-based film from two years ago, this film follows the court case of a public school teacher who answered a question about Jesus during class time. The film is getting panned by critics (as most faith-based films do), but I believe the film reflects a cry…

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  • will_llermo

    ★★★★½ Watched by will_llermo 26 Feb, 2016

    Stanley Kramer ha sido siempre un director que ha plasmado sus hipótesis sociales y políticas en el cine a través de la ironía. No es pues de extrañar que sea el director de La Herencia del Viento, probablemente uno de los más lúcidos y sarcásticos alegato a favor del libre pensamiento y del juicio científico jamás filmados.

    El guion, basado en una famosa obra de teatro, sirve de catapulta para el desarrollo de los protagonistas y de un buen número…

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  • Chhatrapal

    Watched by Chhatrapal 11 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It turned out to be strange film. Most of the time I was waiting for it to end. And at the end you end up liking it, specifically because how it end. Bad thing there is drama, courtroom drama and tons of melodrama. Apart Spencer tracy everybody is out prove their theatrical acting skills. But again script is king. At end of the film it worked for me as a black comedy or satire.

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  • BradyTheGuy

    ★★★★½ Watched by BradyTheGuy 15 Jan, 2016

    A superbly tight script matched by the excellent direction of Stanley Kramer & of course the absolute pure electricity that Spencer Tracy & Fredric March have onscreen together. I'm talking Whiplash-esque chills for this one, some scary stuff.

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  • Jeffrey Reeser

    ★★★ Added by Jeffrey Reeser

    Buoyantly dated.

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  • PleinSoleil

    ★★★★ Watched by PleinSoleil 18 Dec, 2015

    Film #21 of the "December 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
    Task #26 A film where a character gives a public speech

    The Scopes Monkey Trial is one of those landmark court cases that feels so unreal... but then you realize the same exact thing is happening today. Inherit the Wind beautifully captures the show trial from all angles; the bible-thumping, rabble rousing, pressures of conformity, bravery of people involved, and the human story underneath it. Stanley Kramer directs this courtroom drama…

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  • Ryan Fischer

    ★★★½ Watched by Ryan Fischer 01 Dec, 2015

    It's a great play, but other than Spender F'n Tracy as Drummond, Kramer's version doesn't feel like it has much to add. It's not stagey per se, but it's just sort of lifeless anyway. March is overacting.

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  • BHCcorp.

    ★★★★½ Added by BHCcorp.

    I saw this prior to an AP bio test about evolution in class, and while many people just thought of the film as a boring and slow film, I think it is a great movie encasing the times and the contraversey that it brought. Much like a renaissance, the 20's in the US was a period of evolution (technology-wise) and yet this trial is about the past religious beliefs that bogged down advances in science. The motif of the anvil…

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