• David

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by David 08 Dec, 2014

    So, Rebel Without a Cause is a masterpiece. I never realized how gorgeously shot it is. The colors are immaculate and the framing is beautiful. It's filled with such a fire and passion, and Dean's performance is magnificent. I don't think there's a better teen drama out there. The melodrama is rich, fiery and truly In-your-face. I think it says more with its passionate, statement-making drama than most do when they attempt calm, pensive insightfulness. Sometimes it takes some good 'ole emotional intensity. The beautiful colors, melodramatic music and wonderful performances sell this thing to no end. It's melodrama at its best and most iconic.


  • StephenFurda

    ★★★★★ Watched by StephenFurda 02 Jul, 2011

    I saw Rebel Without a Cause (1955) at my local arthouse. This was my second time seeing it. It was my first Nicholas Ray film a couple of summers ago; now, he's one of my favorite directors, so I was very excited to revisit this one. Honestly, this film kind of puzzles me. There's a lot of reasons why it shouldn't work, namely its 50's roots (I don't believe in "dated" as a form of criticism, but as far as…


  • mdh

    ★★★★★ Watched by mdh 29 Nov, 2014

    Too soon to adequately express how much I loved this film. Those beautiful, careful compositions will be imprinted on my brain for quite some time, and I don't even know that they'd be in my top five favorite things here (but they probably would). The three leads are mind-bogglingly great. Wonderfully evocative of both THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and BLUE VELVET.


  • Erin Latimer

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Erin Latimer 25 Sep, 2014

    Magnificent. More powerful every time I watch it, especially the ending.



    ★★★★★ 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…


  • sschuster

    ★★★★★ Added by sschuster

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


  • 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.


  • Noronen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Noronen 24 May, 2014

    All of this works. It should not.

    Sticks and stones, Jim. Sticks and stones...


  • Peter deGraft-Johnson

    ★★★★★ Added by Peter deGraft-Johnson

    **Originally posted at Screenjabber.com - dft.ba/-9u1L **

    Rebel Without A Cause is the beginning of the petulant, rounded but empathetic and truly cinematic teenager. With more than 50 years of stellar reviews and deep analysis from all angles, there's not a left to be said about Rebel Without A Cause, save from that it's a perennial cult classic.

    The iconic white shirted, red jacketed, blue jeaned Dean plays the troubled adolescent Jim Stark as he moves into a new neighbourhood…


  • Samira Ahmed

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Samira Ahmed 18 Apr, 2014 2

    Been 18 years since I last saw this on the big screen and I can't get over how it never loses its power. Stunningly composed - especially the strange angles on the stairs in Dean's home, and the climax at the Observatory. According to the BFI's programme notes, the washed out colour is a fault of the poor Warner Colour process, but it somehow captures the dusty bleached atmosphere of Griffith Park and LA. And given they had to dye the jeans black to make them look blue, I wonder what colour Dean's popping red jacket really was.


  • AlkisGrigoriou

    ★★★★★ Added by AlkisGrigoriou

    "Μακάρι να είχα μια μέρα που να μην ένιωθα μπερδεμένος...
    Και να μην ένιωθα ντροπή για όλα...
    Αν ένιωθα ότι ανήκω κάπου...Τότε θα..

    - "Τζιμ, θα μου κάνεις μια χάρη;
    Αν αρχίζεις πάλι να βράζεις, θα έρθεις να με δεις πριν μπλέξεις;
    Αν θέλεις απλώς να μιλήσεις, έλα να ξεσπάσεις σε εμένα.
    Είναι πιο εύκολο από το να μιλάς στους γονείς σου.
    Οτι ώρα και να 'ναι, νύχτα ή μέρα.

    Κάπως έτσι ξεκινάει η ταινία, σε ένα τοπικό Αστυνομικό Τμήμα,…


  • Josh Rosenfield

    ★★★★★ Watched by Josh Rosenfield 03 Mar, 2014

    Spoiler: The "cause" is existential dread.