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August 20, 2017
A gripping and messy ode to the collision of genres, time periods, and personalities.
August 19, 2017
'The Misfits' bears admirably well its name - being odd, it doesn't fit with anything that could have been expected, and like the unfitting puzzle pieces shown in the opening credit, Clift, Monroe, Gable, Wallach and Ritter all form odd characters, misfits, who somehow are all, if not mad, completely out-of-track. Their odd lives, encounter and relationship are at the heart of Huston's film, which is - by shortly capturing in black and white the instantaneous faces of its unfortunate three stars - somehow timeless and somehow tragic, since it takes a particular resonance. Honestly, I just don't know what rating would fit 'The Misfits'; all I know is that its portrayal of its broken characters by broken actors is overwhelming.
May 20, 2017
Was it REALLY that good?....
½ May 6, 2017
Great cast, but, little substance to the story
June 22, 2016
It works quite well as a complex drama with a good dose of the harsh reality of survival; it also works tremendously as Monroe's swansong, offering the viewers some closeups into those troubled eyes.
May 14, 2016
Realistic drama of four friends coping with their personal demons. As the square peg in a round hole, Marilyn holds it all together. Wonderfully, she is rarely off the screen.
September 24, 2015
The final film of both Monroe and Gable, and Arthur Miller's first screenplay (as his marriage to Monroe was falling apart- there is a strong divorce theme in this movie) a compelling film in which divorcee Roslyn Taber (Monroe) falls in with three cowboys, and eventually in love with Gay Langland (Gable) but rebels against the harsh nature of Langland's relationship to the land (mainly, what she perceives as cruelty to animals). Monroe is, as always, luminous and almost child-like in this film, but she is also quite melancholy. The other three actors (four if you count Thelma Ritter's Isabelle who unfortunately disappears early in the film) are superb and the dialogue spot on, though the treatment of the horses is distressing to watch- you couldn't do that now, you'd hope. Gable died a couple of days after filming- David Stratton suggests it could have the been the heat as well as the stunts with the horses, which are quite harrowing and which Gable insisted on doing himself. Superb film.
May 24, 2015
Marilyn Monroe Is great - Gable and Clift are so, so. Movie drags along to the extent that I almost gave up on it. Thankfully, it did finish strong.
½ May 20, 2015
Is this a representation of Nevada? What a mess. And those poor horses. The characters are weird and a bit crazy- not to mention drunk. And who decided to put a 59 year old Clark Gable next to 35 year old Marilyn Monroe? The only thing i enjoyed was the handsome Montgomery Clift
March 30, 2015
"The Misfits" fue la película final tanto de Marilyn Monroe como de Clark Gable y es un duro relato sobre una mujer que no le encuentra sentido a la vida y tres hombres machistas y alcohólicos (Gable, Eli Wallach y Montgomery Cliff) que se obsesionan de ella. Arthur Miller escribió la historia con exceso de subtexto y simbolismo, sin emabrgo la dirección de John Huston y las grandes actuaciones, logran sacar avante esta película sobre perdedores en una tierra perdida.
January 20, 2015
John Huston era un director que podìa hacer una buena pelìcula con cualquier historia , un trio de actores legendarios en sus ùltimas actuaciones y un ambiente crepuscular en blanco y negro , tres ingredientes para hacerla ùnica.
November 23, 2014
***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***
½ August 3, 2014
140803: Though attempting to end on a positive note, this film is just sad commentary on the human condition. The lives of three male friends, who live on the fringe of society, are twisted beyond their already twisted nature by a chance meeting with a recently divorced Marilyn Monroe. I will have to see more of Monroe's work because other than her looks, this film does not demonstrate to me, any semblance of good acting on her part. Eli Wallach, who recently passed away at an amazing 99 years of age, appears as the most destructive of the three men. Though passionate towards Monroe, you know Wallach cannot continue to suppress the obvious anger within himself, a death knell regarding any relationship he may desire. Alcohol fueled, self-destructive behavior is on display throughout this film. The characters are a mess and I found the negativity hard to digest. But, that's likely the point of this film. For what it's worth, enjoy.
Super Reviewer
½ February 19, 2014
You feel some strange vibes when watching The Misfits, both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe's last film before each died. The film itself is a story of outsiders in the world, each with their own problems and strangely relates to the personal lives of the stars previously mentioned. A great piece of cinema history and an all around good and heartfelt film. It is a story of hope and dreams and gaining respect but love and lust can get in the way of them if you let them. Recommended!
January 29, 2014
last film of monroe and gable and i've heard that the location and heat are what killed clark gable but what a way to go out this is a gr8 pic
December 17, 2013
S'il y a enormement de choses interessantes dans le film comme la destruction (pas tres subtile) du mythe du cow-boy de l'Ouest americain et que les acteurs, Eli Wallach en tete, sont particulierement bons (hormis Marilyn Monroe, qui en fait 3 fois trop), Les Desaxes souffrent de dialogues repetitifs et d'un rythme un peu trop lent. La musique d'Alex North est excellente.
November 9, 2013
Beautiful, film poetry.
October 23, 2013
Three flawed characters seek salvation and re-invention in the desert. MM'a Roslyn, her best dramatic role, tries to tame the men's worst angels to no avail. The deaths of MM, Gable and Clift only add gravitas to Arthur Miller's script. Essential.
October 14, 2013
Clark Gable proves for one last time just how great he truly could be. MM is breathtaking, as usual!
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