• kmeaston

    ★★★

    The attraction here of course is to see both Clift and Brando in the same film. However, they share no scenes, and the film itself is too long and disjointed to be a classic.

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  • Eric Marcy

    ★★

    disappointing. disjointed and unfocused. brando has a horrendous german accent but is still the most compelling thing in the film. had it cut the americans out entirely, and focused on his character’s continued delusions of denying his complicity in the horror of nazi germany (from a position of safety) this would have been fascinating.
    the best sequence is when brando, as part of the afrika korps, devises an attack plan depicted as massacre. brando staunchly refuses to participate in the…

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  • Jenna Ipcar

    ★★★½

    Well gee whiz, this movie had everything I could have wanted: too-cool-for-war Dean Martin and hot-Nazi Brando. Actually, this was a great movie to compare old and new acting styles against. Brando really stands out as a breath of fresh air in comparison to everybody else in this, which isn't to say everybody else was bad but he just has this great way of getting in small gestures and "um"s and just these little human things that are just fascinating.…

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  • Goodwin

    ★★★½

    Thoroughly entertaining would-be epic has many good moments and performances but seems a little under-plotted in retrospect considering its length and how little actually happens on screen. Apolitical German ski instructor Marlon Brando is oblivious to the evil of his country's regime as he unsuccessfully tries to bed visiting American Barbara Rush in a prewar prelude, then captures a few French soldiers before trying unsuccessfully trying to bed a French widow during the Springtime for Hitler. Marlon recoils from the…

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  • Morgan ☔️

    ★★★★

    I liked it but it was very long. And Marlon Brando's hair was ridiculous. But I think that Montgomery Clift was a phenomenal actor and Dean Martin is usually fun so I quite enjoyed the parts that focused more on the American troops.

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  • John Stanek

    ★★★½

    This movie was nominated for 3 Oscars. It stars Marlon Brando, Montgomery Cliff and Dean Martin. It is a story about three soldiers, 1 German and two Americans and how their lives changed during WWII. The acting was great as well as the story line. The movie is a definite must see.

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  • russman

    ★★★

    None of these leads qualified for the Young Lions Cup

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  • sydney

    ★★★★

    marlon brando please don’t go platinum blonde ever again.

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  • Chad Anderson

    ★★★½

    This should be an easy favorite, but instead it is a big mess all over the map. I have no idea how true this was to the Irwin Shaw novel, but the Shaw/Montgomery Clift Critiques I have read about seem to indicate that the movie may have improved upon the novel in some respects. To whit, the complaint was essentially that the Marlon Brando role was expanded and humanized too much. My guess is that the novel is largely from…

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  • Emma

    ★★★

    Solid. A bit bogged down with fairly cliche character beats, but solid.

    Brando's german accent? Markedly less so.

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  • Gregory Wood

    ★★★★

    great cast solid WWII story from the year I was born

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  • ennaih

    ★★★½

    You take Brando out of this, and it is almost perfection. He is the worst and most unwatchable aspect of a pretty good film that goes to some fairly harrowing and unexpected emotional places. There was a weird sterility to the city scenes that I didn't like, the streets too clean and studio-set like for proper New York or Brooklyn ambience. Vincente Minnelli's The Clock this is not.

    But oh my god, Dean Martin and Montgomery Clift. Every moment they…

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