• Katherine Bolinger

    ★★★½ Watched by Katherine Bolinger 25 May, 2015

    Very, very relevant to problems today. As a teacher, this really resonated with me. All three performances were excellent.

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  • Michael

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael 22 May, 2015

    The tribulations of life through the distorting and clarifying lens of youth. Nicholas Ray's penchant for high melodrama outwardly reflects the inner melodrama of these teens lives. He never discounts or undermines their lived reality even as we see glimpses of more mature outlooks around them and, tentatively, emerging within them.

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  • Mina ''Film Boss'' Radovic

    ★★★½ Watched by Mina ''Film Boss'' Radovic 23 May, 2015 1

    James Dean's charisma is extraordinary, his performance ecstatic, the use of Technicolor nothing short of glorious and Ray cleverly balances all these with wry humour and cathartic outbursts of emotion and violence in order to effectively portray the rebellious landscape, and youth, of post-WWII America.

    The intensity is unbearable at times, building steadily between the characters throughout, through the complex relationships they develop with one another which often determine the their fates - the primary one being the father-son relationship…

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  • Gregg

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Gregg 22 May, 2015

    Just saw Rebel Without A Cause again, and this time on the big screen. Yes, it was very cool to see it that way, and it is classic for sure. But it is also 60 years old, and to be honest, a lot of things about this film really come across as dated, and way overly melodramatic. Of course Dean is great with tremendous range - fantastic with the cool, subtle stuff all the way up to volcanic intensity, but…

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  • Rob Gonsalves

    ★★★★★ Added by Rob Gonsalves

    Like Nicholas Ray's previous movie (Johnny Guitar), this influential, beloved misunderstood-youth classic is essentially a Freudian western, with switchblades replacing six-guns. Jim Stark (James Dean), the loner whose parents have have to move from town to town because he keeps getting in trouble, is like a weary gunslinger who just wants someplace peaceful to hitch his horse. But he can't, because "outlaws" persist in challenging him. (Significantly, the law is no help.) Jim's father (Jim Backus) is a milksop, his…

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  • Annie

    ★★★★½ Added by Annie

    While this iconic 1955 portrayal of 'teenage dissolusionment' can be interpreted as a confirmation of the inequality present in the 1950s, it's astonishing how well it can apply into our lives today.
    Rebel Without a Cause explores the issue of teenage delinquents and reasoning behind their apparent rebellion by emphasizing the main characters- Jim, Judy and Plato's- broken homes and lack of role models in their lives. Each actor brings gripping realism to their characters and the vulnerability they show…

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  • Sam Denyer

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sam Denyer 15 May, 2015

    I am sixteen years old. James Dean's character in this film - Jim Stark - is probably two, three years older than this, but the struggles he faces in this film resonate strongly with me. No, not the gun fights or the running away from home, but the utter utter dismay he has when the adults in his life simply don't understand what is wrong. "You're tearing me apart!" he screams, completely distraught that his problems are taken for granted.…

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  • Alexson Philipiah

    ★★★★ Added by Alexson Philipiah

    I undeniably have a bias towards older films much like a lot of folks of my generation seem to have but I've been aiming to decrease it by exposing myself to them more and more and this is just one to add to my list of 'old films that are actually really good'. I always considered James Dean to be some hot shot who is probably a boring actor thus I was surprised at how endearing and entertaining he was…

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  • taylorsvvift

    ★★★★★ Watched by taylorsvvift 13 May, 2015

    Best movie tbh, james dean is so beautiful

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  • yaykisspurr

    ★★★ Watched by yaykisspurr 01 Jul, 2012

    James Dean and Natalie Wood were good but I immediately bonded with the Hispanic kid. I loved, loved, loved the intro scene where we meet all three; was so well done. I got real tired of the bullying and fighting real quick. I didn't give a wit the one kid suicides off the cliff. I wanted the Hispanic kid to shoot the others 3 kids for attempting to take a CHAIN to him. Everyone seemed over wrought but actually I…

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  • Matthew L. Brady

    ★★★★★ Watched by Matthew L. Brady 11 May, 2015

    Jim Stark: "You're tearing me apart!"

    Jim's Mother: "What?"

    Jim Stark: "You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again".

    The story is about a teenager who leaves his old home town to start a new continues to rebel against the rules and conformities while falling in love with someone unlike him.

    Since I'm a movie reviewer and in my past reviews I reviewed old classic movies just to add it to the watch collection. But I…

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