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June 2, 2011
This small-town family melodrama, a quintessential 1950s film in its themes and tensions, is well acted by Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Lee Remick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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October 1, 2008
Newman's performance as Ben Quick, before the script blunts it, is as mean and keen as a cackle-edge scythe.
January 7, 2008
Director Martin Ritt and writers Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch opted for a less-than-faithful adaptation of the author's work, and the results were excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 7, 2008
This picture is strikingly directed by Martin Ritt.
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June 24, 2006
The ending is an unconvincing cop out, but it can't spoil the film's compulsive dramatic tension (or a marvellous comic cameo from Angela Lansbury as Welles' long-suffering mistress).
March 25, 2006
The Long, Hot Summer starts superbly and ends in a senseless, flabby heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2004
The conclusion is surprising and quite exciting, as this self-contained little southern world unravels.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
September 8, 2003
O belo roteiro, escrito a partir de histórias de William Faulkner, ganha ainda mais dimensão graças às performances de Newman, Woodward e Welles - além, é claro, da direção segura de Martin Ritt e da ótima fotografia.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 4, 2003
Newman, perfectly cast as the intruder, dominates the movie.
July 4, 2003
[An] uneasy blend of three Faulkner short stories.
July 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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