The Wild One Reviews

  • Nov 09, 2020

    In a similar vein to 1955's Rebel Without A Cause, but either simply not as compelling or more outdated. Like Rebel, it seems to be trying to make a statement against the conformity of 1950s America, but doesn't really know how to say it.

    In a similar vein to 1955's Rebel Without A Cause, but either simply not as compelling or more outdated. Like Rebel, it seems to be trying to make a statement against the conformity of 1950s America, but doesn't really know how to say it.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town. The film that practically invented "Teenage rebellion." Brando is magnificent as the leader of the B.R.M.C. This was the first biker film and set the stage for more films of the genre in the 50's and 60's. Brando was the perfect choice to play Johnny, as he was the first of the actors who were everything anti-establishment and anti-Hollywood. Mary Murphy & Lee Marvin are great as his love interest & rival bike leader respectively. Engaging story shows the confused intolerance against conformity, but by today's standards is a bit dated and lives on. THE WILD ONE in this powerful '50s cult classic.

    Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town. The film that practically invented "Teenage rebellion." Brando is magnificent as the leader of the B.R.M.C. This was the first biker film and set the stage for more films of the genre in the 50's and 60's. Brando was the perfect choice to play Johnny, as he was the first of the actors who were everything anti-establishment and anti-Hollywood. Mary Murphy & Lee Marvin are great as his love interest & rival bike leader respectively. Engaging story shows the confused intolerance against conformity, but by today's standards is a bit dated and lives on. THE WILD ONE in this powerful '50s cult classic.

  • Mar 31, 2018

    before he became the godfather, brando was a crazy biker in the 50s

    before he became the godfather, brando was a crazy biker in the 50s

  • Sep 18, 2017

    Wanted to see this film because of Brandi, but truly one of the most irritating unwatchable films I've ever seen.

    Wanted to see this film because of Brandi, but truly one of the most irritating unwatchable films I've ever seen.

  • Mar 11, 2017

    "What have you got?" Iconic to a fault, The Wild One is an influential biker film with some early performances from some big players. It would encapsulate a roamer age, even though its cheesy at times. Its not the best of Marlon Brando or Lee Marvin, but its good overall.

    "What have you got?" Iconic to a fault, The Wild One is an influential biker film with some early performances from some big players. It would encapsulate a roamer age, even though its cheesy at times. Its not the best of Marlon Brando or Lee Marvin, but its good overall.

  • May 20, 2016

    The Wild One (1954) ??? 1/2 D: Laslo Benedek. Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen, Peggy Maley. Thrilling story of two cycle gangs that terrorize small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. Dated, but very good of its kind; Brando is marvelous. Thé original Hollywood motorcycle movie.

    The Wild One (1954) ??? 1/2 D: Laslo Benedek. Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen, Peggy Maley. Thrilling story of two cycle gangs that terrorize small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. Dated, but very good of its kind; Brando is marvelous. Thé original Hollywood motorcycle movie.

  • Dec 21, 2015

    Aikanaan luultavasti saanut aikaan kohua teemallaan. 60 vuotta myöhemmin, toiminta vaikuttaa aika pliisulta.

    Aikanaan luultavasti saanut aikaan kohua teemallaan. 60 vuotta myöhemmin, toiminta vaikuttaa aika pliisulta.

  • Aug 31, 2015

    Brando was fine but the story was pointless. Were the bikers that shocking for 1954? And all the dialogue between Johnny and Kathie didn't feel realistic but it made me feel uncomfortable. Also Lee Marvin wasn't the best choice for a biker, it just didn't fit him in my opinion.

    Brando was fine but the story was pointless. Were the bikers that shocking for 1954? And all the dialogue between Johnny and Kathie didn't feel realistic but it made me feel uncomfortable. Also Lee Marvin wasn't the best choice for a biker, it just didn't fit him in my opinion.

  • Aug 23, 2015

    While it may struggle to stand the test of time its a film that can't be ignored if your a film fan or an acting fan. Brando and Lee Marvin are the stars of the film bringing strong acting to a somewhat stilted script. The film will come across as tame and lacking grit but the leads salvage a somewhat dated movie though in some respects its still brings something and it holds you, maybe its Brando's brooding sensitivity that many would try to emulate, but its a film that is quintessential and important.

    While it may struggle to stand the test of time its a film that can't be ignored if your a film fan or an acting fan. Brando and Lee Marvin are the stars of the film bringing strong acting to a somewhat stilted script. The film will come across as tame and lacking grit but the leads salvage a somewhat dated movie though in some respects its still brings something and it holds you, maybe its Brando's brooding sensitivity that many would try to emulate, but its a film that is quintessential and important.

  • Aug 22, 2015

    Good choice for a lazy matinee viewing on a weekend. It feels like a western with bikes instead of horses, based on a simple story of a boy & girl drama. I always loved Brando, he seems to be breezing through the scenes, coasting and not working hard at all. It probably was for the best, the understated & carefree performance suits the character. I think everyone can relate with a young man confused, unable to deal with feelings & expressing himself and failing. My favorite scene was when his girl confronts him to be an emotional retard, and forgives him for it. Touching, nice date movie.

    Good choice for a lazy matinee viewing on a weekend. It feels like a western with bikes instead of horses, based on a simple story of a boy & girl drama. I always loved Brando, he seems to be breezing through the scenes, coasting and not working hard at all. It probably was for the best, the understated & carefree performance suits the character. I think everyone can relate with a young man confused, unable to deal with feelings & expressing himself and failing. My favorite scene was when his girl confronts him to be an emotional retard, and forgives him for it. Touching, nice date movie.