Marty Reviews

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 21, 2014
Audiences used to seeing Borgnine in more menacing roles in films such as From Here to Eternity and Bad Day at Black Rock warmed to his sympathetic portrayal of the Bronx butcher with low self-esteem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
Ernest Borgnine as Marty lives up to all the promise he showed as the sadist in From Here to Eternity, and at the same time brilliantly shatters the type-cast he molded for himself in that picture.

Empire Magazine
February 20, 2008
Enormously influential, it spawned Hollywood's interest in smaller scale, prosaic dramas, few of which failed to match its resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
February 19, 2008
Chayevsky's TV drama transferred effortlessly to cinema.
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Ronald Holloway
Variety
February 19, 2008
It's a warm, human, sometimes sentimental and an enjoyable experience.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 12, 2006
Dowdy but winning and poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
Paddy Chayevsky's script, adapted from his own TV play, shows his flair for dialogue at its best, and the film manages to be touching, if minor.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 8, 2006
Ernest Borgning and Betsy Blair are the highlights of this short and unassuming picture about the trials of love and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It does have doggy charm and a certain perceptiveness.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 2, 2006
Too self-conscious by half, the film both invites you in and makes you wonder if it's not all a trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 19, 2005
Delbert Mann's Oscar-winner is realistic in attention to detail to working class milieu, but it patronizes its "little" people.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
June 11, 2005
A bravura performance from Borgnine
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 19, 2004
Tragicomic and simple, Marty's celebrated status is rightly earned, but it may be a bit to naive and simplistic for today's hard-bitten audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
August 5, 2004
Ernest Borgnine can act!?!?!? He was great in this classic tale about a guy who thinks love is unattainable.
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 10, 2003
Um filme simples e eficaz.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
September 11, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 6, 2003
A solidly crafted work that still pleases.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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