The Misfits Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
May 2, 2013
A glorious, brave, imperfect portrait of flawed people yearning for freedom and respect, but pulled by the primal urges of love, lust and pride to trap themselves in cages of their own crafting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonas Mekas
Village Voice
January 15, 2013
Marilyn Monroe, the Saint of Nevada Desert. When everything has been said about The Misfits, how bad the film is and all that, she still remains there, a new screen character, MM, the saint. And she haunts you, you'll not forget her.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 8, 2012
Gable is a tender, stoic hand at the end of the line, and Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter add pungent support.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 3, 2012
Such a fantastic acting showcase that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that a top-shelf talent like John Huston directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 17, 2011
The meanings of John Huston's disurbing deconstrcution of the the myth of the Old West have changed over the years due to the offscreen lives (and deaths) of the three stars: Gable, Monroe, Clift.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 16, 2011
Deconstructs Hollywood's cowboy myth with a mythic Hollywood cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 13, 2011
It's clumsy at times, and amazingly lucid and potent at others.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 31, 2006
Powerful character study by Arthur Miller, and a must-see due to Gable, Clift, and Monroe.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 28, 2001
A brave deconstruction of the Wild West's mythos, as well as a searing study of the lingering death of the American Dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The Misfits (1961) is a poignant drama - the final, haunting film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The Misfits is about some modern day Reno denizens who have trouble fitting into society...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 3, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 27, 2009
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