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Splendor in the Grass Reviews

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March 27, 2010
A smug sneer toward all the squares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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February 9, 2006
A complicated film that never really successfully yokes together the themes of money-making and sexuality, it reveals both Kazan's operatic sensibility and his inability to follow an argument rigorously through.
March 2, 2009
Splendor in the Grass is a prestigious, top-of-the-line, sensitively-handled melodramatic literalization of the axiom "If you touch yourself too much, you'll go crazy."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Watchable but not great.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2010
This romantic sudser is darker than those of its day, as it shockingly deals with matters Hollywood had previously kept under wraps.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 14, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Splendor in the Grass (1961) is another of director Elia Kazan's dramatic, hyperbolic films with daring and controversial content for its times - sexual repression
February 13, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2003
Probably Wood's finest hour
| Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2003
a sometimes-devastating portrait of youth culture on the brink
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 31, 2007
One of Kazan's two or three mastrpieces, this powerful small-town film examines growing pains, respressed sexuality, and social hypocrisy, featuring Warren Beatty, in an astonishing screen debut, and Natalie Wood, at their very best.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 1, 2007
Youth exploitation pictures were all the rage at the time, and while this is better than some in execution and intent, it's still exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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