On the Waterfront Reviews
There?s a lot of drama throughout On the Waterfront. I was on the edge of my seat through most of it, because I never knew whether people would be safe or if they?d be met with an ?accident.? There are several extremely poignant scenes, and there?s a reason that one line is so well known in pop culture because that scene almost brought me to tears. Almost everything in this movie worked for me on multiple levels. I was totally enthralled and when it was done I just wanted to see more. It took me through a whole range of emotions and left me feeling a buzz of excitement at the end. If I were to complain about anything it might be the shifting response of people in the crowds near the end of the movie. There were some times I didn?t see why they were behaving in certain ways, but I have a basic understanding of mob mentality, and it kind of makes sense. So even my one complaint isn?t really a complaint at all. I loved On the Waterfront and can?t wait to watch it again.
Feeling dirty after Girl on the Train, i needed redemption with a classic. You don't get much better than this. Unbelievable cast all turning it up to 11. "I could have been a contender" and "Christ is down here on the waterfront"; two of the greatest scenes ever. I see more of the Christian imagery each time, and Bernstein's electric score. Genius film.
Esta es una de las mejores películas de la década del 50 y una de las mejores en la historia del cine, que incluye una de las mejores actuaciones de Brando interpretando al boxeador fracasado Terry Malloy. Las escenas de este actor junto a Eva Marie Saint en el bar y su conversación con Rod Steiger en el interior de un auto, evidencian la enorme calidad interpretativa de este alumno del "Método", quien prácticamente redefinió las posibilidades de la actuación en el cine.
"On The Waterfront" es una cinta inmortal que todo amante del cine debe ver una y otra y otra vez.
Brando, Malden, and Saint give three of the finest performances that I've ever seen, and Kazan directs with so much compassion and empathy.