Splendor in the Grass Reviews

June 28, 2019
With his ripe lips, flirty eyes, and pre-Calvin Klein-era androgynous appeal, the 24-year-old Warren is utterly believable as a boy who drives Natalie Wood plumb insane with sexual frustration in William Inge's overheated melodrama.
March 26, 2009
There is something awkward about the picture's mechanical rhythm. There are missing links and blind alleys within the story.
Top Critic
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.
May 20, 2003
The authority and eloquence of the theme emerge in the honest, sensitive acting of Mr. Beatty and Miss Wood.
February 13, 2001
Like nobody else, Kazan succeeded in capturing the overheated, self-pitying dramatization so near and dear to the teenage heart.