Opening

20% The Identical Sep 05
20% The Longest Week Sep 05
71% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
72% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.1M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $11.9M
39% If I Stay $9.3M
31% As Above/So Below $8.6M
21% Let's Be Cops $8.3M
37% The November Man $7.9M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $6.0M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.6M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
—— Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
—— Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Sep 12
100% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
100% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
43% Houdini: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Anger Management: Season 2
71% Dallas: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
25% Partners: Season 1
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Teahouse of the August Moon

The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

tomatometer

No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Dec 1, 1956 Wide

audience

64

liked it
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 841

My Rating

Movie Info

Marlon Brando went out on yet another creative limb when he insisted upon playing sly, philosophical Okinawan interpreter Sakima in the 1956 filmization of John Patrick's Broadway play Teahouse of the August Moon. While he occasionally lapses into "flied lice" stereotyping, for the most part Brando is quite effective and amusing, especially when facing up to the difficult task of speaking directly to the audience. The story is set in Okinawa in the months following V-J Day. Paul Ford (repeating

Unrated,

Classics, Comedy

John Patrick

Nov 7, 2006

MGM

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1) | DVD (2)

Huge commercial hit and uncharacteristically light comedy for Brando, after winning the Oscar for the drama On the Waterfront.

February 18, 2013 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon

January 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Offbeat Brando role is main reason to see this funny service comedy.

August 14, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

The soft comedy was too much like TV sitcom fare to create much of a fuss.

July 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Teahouse of the August Moon

The island of Okinawa during the American occupation of the late forties, and Ford's job is to indoctrinate the natives to good ol'Yankee values ... only the Okinawans, led by Marlon Brando as a smiling schemer in Asian makeup, have other ideas. Ugly ideas clothed in a polite approach.
August 7, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Marlon Brando was a fearless actor who was constantly taking surprising, challenging work. This is one of the last roles anyone would expect him to play, and his performance is fantastic. This is a hilarious, involving film that, although politically incorrect by today's standards, is actually quite wholesome and sweet. The acting across the board is a pleasure to watch. Director Daniel Mann doesn't do anything remarkable with the material, and not all of the execution is perfect. Nevertheless, I was thoroughly entertained, and I would recommend this film to most people. It is the intelligence of the script and the colorful performances that make it so much fun.
June 17, 2009
michaelcorleone

Super Reviewer

    1. Colonel Purdy: You'll need an interpreter...
    2. Capt. Fisby: I can study the language.
    3. Colonel Purdy: No need. We won the war.
    – Submitted by Francis L (2 years ago)
View all quotes (1)

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Teahouse of the August Moon on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

New on DVD & Blu-Ray
New on DVD & Blu-Ray

Draft Day, Universal Monsters

24 Pictures
24 Pictures

Students too cool for school

<em>Foxcatcher</em>
Foxcatcher

Channing Tatum in a dark drama

<em>Rosewater</em>
Rosewater

Jon Stewart's political drama

Foreign Titles

  • Das kleine Teehaus (DE)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile