East of Eden Reviews

January 30, 2018
East of Eden deals with inner conflict; the entire story could be played out in a living room. Instead it sprawls all over the eye-filling landscape and the real action is padded ...
December 2, 2007
Kazan had the bad sense to leave out the best parts from the lengthy book.
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
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.
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.