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East of Eden Reviews

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May 23, 2005
If you turn the sound down on East of Eden (and, by all means, do), you'll see why Dean is a legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2007
Kazan had the bad sense to leave out the best parts from the lengthy book.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 29, 2005
the real reason that this film has any legs at all (and the ONLY reason that Warner Brothers has released the DVD) rests with James Dean
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
July 17, 2005
... can be seen as one of the earliest examples of the enshrinement of the unregenerate, semi-nihilistic "attitude" that informed and in part created "rock 'n' roll."
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
April 21, 2005
as exciting a drama as you're ever likely to see, and ultimately it's the unforgettable Dean that makes it so
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2005
A showcase for Dean's searing, gargantuan, force-of-nature performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
September 17, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2006
It's a film of great performances, atmospheric photography, and a sure sense of period and place.
August 30, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2005
Dean's performance continues to resonant, still evoking today the same anger, anguish, and confusion of growing up that it did half a century ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 29, 2009
East of Eden is set in 1917 but [James] Dean feels completely modern and contemporary, a boy not quite comfortable in his body.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
November 28, 2015
Rich historical detail and good visuals make interesting film.
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2006
James Dean's finest performance
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 20, 2008
Fine James Dean vehicle, one of few that put him into immortality.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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