• PG, 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Drama, Classics
  • Directed By:
    Elia Kazan
    In Theaters:
    Feb 28, 1945 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 22, 2005
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Faithful adaptation of classic family story.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 21, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Kazan's first film, a sentimental family melodrama, is well acted (James Dunn won a Supporting Oscar), but it doesn't begin to suggest the powerful director he would become in the 1950s.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

April 8, 2009
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Rarely has the dream factory lavished such skill on such destitution and such insistence that people are not really that changeable in nature.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 63/100

February 15, 2009

TIME Magazine
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A sober and reasonably truthful story of life among the lowly.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 5, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a grim tearjerker told with great love and tenderness.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

December 17, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Where Tree is frequently slow, it is offset by the story's significance and pointed up notably by the direction of Elia Kazan.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 1, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This episodic, charmingly sentimental movie is a trifle lengthy but never tedious.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

December 4, 2006

Film4

Kazan's film has a sharp eye for social detail, but avoids giving occulted status to the peeling paper, damp walls and austere kitchen table.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Elia Kazan has directed this picture, his first, with an easy naturalness that has brought out all the tone of real experience in a vastly affecting film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 20, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

This family has a great deal of love but a lot of difficulty showing it.

| Original Score: A-

April 13, 2002
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 3/5

December 3, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
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