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East of Eden Reviews

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TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Overwrought, often splendid Kazan version of the Steinbeck novel. The movie's chief distinction is the amazing debut of rebellious, romantic James Dean.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In short, there is energy and intensity but little clarity and emotion in this film. It is like a great, green iceberg: mammoth and imposing but very cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
East of Eden (1955) is an updated telling of the Biblical story of rival brothers, Cain and Abel and a paradise lost.
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
James Dean is still the main reason why should we enjoy this very good example of 1950s cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 17, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 20, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
August 30, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 11, 2011
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Variety
July 22, 2008
Terry Ballard
Senses of Cinema
June 6, 2001
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