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Marty Reviews

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September 6, 2016
Going to the dogs in fine style
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 24, 2016
It is a sentimental, heart-warming, simple story of a couple of ugly ducklings who find compensation for their lack of good looks in each other's love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 21, 2014
Audiences used to seeing Borgnine in more menacing roles in films such as From Here to Eternity and Bad Day at Black Rock warmed to his sympathetic portrayal of the Bronx butcher with low self-esteem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Axmaker
December 6, 2009
[Rod] Steiger's body language communicate not just his loneliness but his resignation to living out his life as "a fat, ugly little man."
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
Ernest Borgnine as Marty lives up to all the promise he showed as the sadist in From Here to Eternity, and at the same time brilliantly shatters the type-cast he molded for himself in that picture.
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
February 20, 2008
Enormously influential, it spawned Hollywood's interest in smaller scale, prosaic dramas, few of which failed to match its resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

February 19, 2008
Chayevsky's TV drama transferred effortlessly to cinema.
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Ronald Holloway
February 19, 2008
It's a warm, human, sometimes sentimental and an enjoyable experience.

TV Guide
December 12, 2006
Dowdy but winning and poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
Paddy Chayevsky's script, adapted from his own TV play, shows his flair for dialogue at its best, and the film manages to be touching, if minor.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 8, 2006
Ernest Borgning and Betsy Blair are the highlights of this short and unassuming picture about the trials of love and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It does have doggy charm and a certain perceptiveness.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 2, 2006
Too self-conscious by half, the film both invites you in and makes you wonder if it's not all a trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
December 19, 2005
Delbert Mann's Oscar-winner is realistic in attention to detail to working class milieu, but it patronizes its "little" people.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
June 11, 2005
A bravura performance from Borgnine
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
October 19, 2004
Tragicomic and simple, Marty's celebrated status is rightly earned, but it may be a bit to naive and simplistic for today's hard-bitten audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Willie Waffle
August 5, 2004
Ernest Borgnine can act!?!?!? He was great in this classic tale about a guy who thinks love is unattainable.
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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