★★★★★ Watched by LUCAS HAYNES 16 Sep, 2014

    For some reason this movie really broke me. Afterwards I had this impulsive feeling to listen to Abba music, but not owning any of their records, I had to settle for Supertramp 'Breakfast in America' which did the job alright. I started brewing some herbal teas, fighting off tears and then I started doing this weird thing where I held my nose and closed my eyes and vomited out the tea, which I proceeded to gargle in my mouth and…


  • Jørgen Alvestad

    ★★½ Watched by Jørgen Alvestad 15 Sep, 2014

    My first James Dean movie turned out to be the most disappointing movie experience I've had in a long, long time. That's not Dean's fault though, although I have to say he didn't actually impress me at all. The fault lies within the script, which is surprisingly weak. Everything is over-simplified, every character is as one-dimensional as they come, and the development of Jim and Judy's relationship is not even close to realistic. I get the social commentary, and the…


  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 08 Dec, 2009

    By far the most iconic and best remembered film out of the three James Dean starred in before his tragic death at the age of 24, Rebel Without a Cause, directed by Nicholas Ray, is a socially relevant, thought-provoking, and really human film. It benefited from excellent performances from Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo, and it was also enhanced by compelling characterizations, good writing, and an inspired directorial work. This is a great classic from the '50s, no doubt about it.


  • Rocco Tenaglia

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Rocco Tenaglia 03 Sep, 2014 7

    A film of extreme ups and downs, from the acting to the story. Dean and Cain can go from very impressive to almost laughably over-the-top from scene to scene. The story is, at times, heavy and ponderous, but can also be almost comical (and most of the time I don't think it's intentional). I'd say it's because it doesn't hold up, but a lot of it is extremely relevant stuff that honestly holds up VERY well. The saving grace is…


  • sschuster

    ★★★★★ Added by sschuster

    Dean and Ray. That's all you need to know to watch this, if you haven't.


  • Patrick Mullen

    ★★★★ Watched by Patrick Mullen 21 Aug, 2014

    A good and powerful film. A strong supporting casts backs a decent James Dean performance.


  • Matt Taylor

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt Taylor 23 Aug, 2014

    With its T-bird jackets and overdramatic title, "Rebel Without a Cause" should have been a product of its time. Instead, it was far ahead of it.

    By focusing on three troubled teens living in an upperclass neighborhood, Nicholas Ray tells an absorbing tale about suburban dissatisfaction that still rings true today. The hardships faced by each of the central characters, coupled with their own psychological issues and overwhelming emotions in the face of growing up, make for a riveting drama…


  • Mike P

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mike P 19 Aug, 2014

    At the Griffith Observatory there is a bust of James Dean with a melting face--complete with eyes so squinty and hollow they'll haunt your dreams--that I believed to be a gross misremembering of his climatic moments in this film.
    I was wrong.


  • shades

    ★★★★ Watched by shades 22 Aug, 2014

    They called me chicken. You know, chicken.


  • Omar Salas Zamora

    ★★★★ Watched by Omar Salas Zamora 19 Aug, 2014

    "Hey, you want to come home with me? I mean, there's nobody home at my house. I'm not tired. Are you?"

    Plato asks Jim Stark this after a long night, on the stoop of his home. The homo-eroticism is hardly as subtle in 2014 as it was in 1955.

    Still, Rebel isn't anywhere near as campy as I've been taught to believe. The car chases are genuinely thrilling, the costuming and set deign are lavish. It's strange to see such…


  • kyrak

    ★★★½ Watched by kyrak 17 Aug, 2014

    I'm not a fan of the kitschy memorabilia adorned with Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and James Dean, but I can appreciate how Dean's acting could kick off his cult. He's a great actor. He stole every scene and he truly elevated this film. Stay for the directing and cinematography - both textbook cases of mainstream post-noir melodrama.

    Why watch it? Catch a seminal acting performance.


  • Patrik Malmgren

    ★★★★½ Watched by Patrik Malmgren 16 Aug, 2014

    Great, well made drama about youthful alienation, with many wonderful performances by the most perfect cast, including a brilliant and charismatic James Dean.