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This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors... (imdb)

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Date User Score
Jan 23 kennkoon kennkoon
73T6
Jan 12 Flukt710 Flukt710
80T8
Jan 05 Hakan_Gner Hakan Güner
100T10
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
80T10
Dec 24, 2017 Old_Spriggan
75T6
Dec 24, 2017 Neonman Neonman
71T4
A fairly good portrayal of a concentration camp survivor trying to continue with living in America, who now sees the world in a rather dim light. This exploration is done well, with some effective and shocking flashbacks, sometimes deliriously interwoven via subliminal editing. However, the film seems to build up to a catharsis that never really comes, instead it's just more misery and doom, which I guess is the easier way to end this sort of story.
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
70T7
Dec 02, 2017 Maaxwell Maaxwell
70T6
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50T3
Sep 26, 2017 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
83T9
Aug 03, 2017 Guepard
85T3
Jul 01, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
87T9
Jun 22, 2017 adilinki adilinki
83T10
Jun 14, 2017 AHP
80T7
May 19, 2017 Lembie
85T7
Mar 09, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76T10
Mar 06, 2017 pja
72T7
Mar 03, 2017 Moo555
75T8
Feb 20, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
55T7
Feb 14, 2017 joachimt joachimt
90T10
Jan 13, 2017 joewkeh joewkeh
68T5
Jan 01, 2017 Buff
70T10
Dec 13, 2016 bidola
82T7
Nov 20, 2016 Ronin22
72T9
Nov 20, 2016 Limdebois Limdebois
60T5
Oct 05, 2016 cankutozturk cankutozturk
76T7
Sep 11, 2016 elmakebabi elmakebabi
75T8
Bergman wannabe. It lacks emotional depth though. That's why the ending is so weak.
Aug 04, 2016 rootbeercirc
93T10
Jul 13, 2016 eddiewinslow
80T7
Jul 12, 2016 ribtin
72T7
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
100T10
Jun 09, 2016 Niska Niska
30T5
Jun 05, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
38T8
May 29, 2016 simonleeming
80T9
May 17, 2016 kubrickvari kubrickvari
80T9
Mar 22, 2016 Chrysophylax
80T8
Mar 16, 2016 cat9man cat9man
90T9
Mar 05, 2016 M-B-M
8T10
Feb 15, 2016 laika laika
80T8
Dec 27, 2015 frbrown frbrown
60T2
Dec 18, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40T9
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Nov 22, 2015 Bennettlaw
89T8
Nov 21, 2015 bhoyo
81T8
Nov 14, 2015 goatsupply
94T10
Nov 13, 2015 AlexJ44
80T8
Oct 27, 2015 thirdeye42
71T5
Oct 24, 2015 ITBSPodcast ITBSPodcast
100T6
"What better place to explore gay subtext than an all-male prison?" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-59-dark-side-of-sidney-lumet.html
Oct 18, 2015 rnest rnest
7T7
Oct 04, 2015 genorae genorae
70T5
Sep 19, 2015 glumpy99 glumpy_99
90T8
Sep 06, 2015 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
80T10
Aug 03, 2015 Sinemaestro Amadeus
63T2
Jul 23, 2015 DePalma
43T4
Jul 23, 2015 Kitano7 Kitano7
90T10
Jul 21, 2015 WuGambino WuGambino
85T9
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
65T4
Jun 01, 2015 augustobsf
78T6
May 18, 2015 dglink
70T4
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
80T8
May 11, 2015 porzano porzano
70T9
May 10, 2015 intelearts
100T10
May 09, 2015 TRobertson
70T9
May 09, 2015 WarrenWho WarrenWho
90T10
May 04, 2015 Oktay Oktay
80T8
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
90T10
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90T9
Mar 29, 2015 Cloudynow Cloudynow
68T5
Mar 24, 2015 Fillmore
83T9
Feb 09, 2015 schmilson
75T9
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
80T8
Jan 01, 2015 omeraksy omeraksy
70T6
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
80T7
Dec 14, 2014 adrenaline adrenaline
70T7
Nov 30, 2014 whitelighter whitelighter
63T6
Nov 24, 2014 10kfilms
93T10
Oct 30, 2014 hsncomert hsncomert
80T9
Oct 02, 2014 sianaa
10T1
Sep 07, 2014 optional
85T8
Aug 10, 2014 Zipster
95T10
Jun 16, 2014 blucthulhu
80T8
Jun 03, 2014 Sane
82T9
May 29, 2014 P. Square In
86T10
May 22, 2014 Lionel Hutz
87T9
May 15, 2014 KungFuDolly KungFuDolly
6T5
May 14, 2014 supergloo supergloo
8T6
May 09, 2014 maborosi maborosi
61T6
Apr 13, 2014 topichtennis
90T9
Apr 13, 2014 graveyardtan graveyardtan
85T8
Apr 08, 2014 elcalculator
65T6
Mar 06, 2014 Raf Raf
60T7
Dec 28, 2013 Costa77 Costa77
80T6
Dec 18, 2013 Nelson Nog
90T8
Dec 03, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
90T9
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
80T10
Oct 21, 2013 glm01
89T10
88.500
Oct 17, 2013 kafkalamak kafkalamak
82T9
Oct 14, 2013 waddayanuts
68T4
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
75T9
Jul 12, 2013 Bagger Bagger
85T10
Rod Steiger: Never do anything else.
Jul 06, 2013 donquixotic
62T7
Jun 14, 2013 I_am_prowler I am prowler
70T9
May 26, 2013 peekay505 peekay505
65T6
Apr 22, 2013 Colten97
100T9
Mar 29, 2013 borislugosi borislugosi
70T5
Mar 17, 2013 Charlie Charlie
85T10
Feb 12, 2013 Oliveira Oliveira
70T5
Feb 05, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
40T2
Feb 01, 2013 verbals verbals
75T5
Oct 31, 2012 AlexanderMG AlexanderMG
93T9
Oct 25, 2012 Ronin21
82T8
Sep 27, 2012 revolverjgw
84T10
Aug 13, 2012 KjetilA KjetilA
6T6
Aug 01, 2012 goodedward
70T7
Jul 15, 2012 Rebertnot
4T2
Jun 04, 2012 bbates2
100T6
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
72T7
May 24, 2012 Warren Warren
85T8
May 18, 2012 filmcricket
93T10
Apr 19, 2012 jeffayle
65T4
Apr 07, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
87T9
Mar 17, 2012 NRM02
52T5
Mar 09, 2012 3dRevelation 3dRevelation
67T4
I wasn't amazed. It definitely was one of the first to cover the effect of the holocaust on a survivor's life, but I found the film rather boring and slow. Steiger's performance was definitely the best thing about the film.
Mar 04, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
70T7
Feb 20, 2012 LRibeiro
73T5
Feb 19, 2012 cactusman
90T8
Feb 12, 2012 Mashba2009
90T6
Feb 11, 2012 colorbuf
85T7
Feb 01, 2012 pzingg
83T4
Dec 27, 2011 sirphibes sirphibes
86T9
Oct 18, 2011 BaalMan
80T6
Oct 11, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
73T10
Oct 02, 2011 Coheed
70T7
A far more raw work from Lumet than I have seen, one which takes on the issues of the Holocaust within an ethnically diverse area of New York in a fascinating way. Its not perfect - it does get unnecessarily lurid as it goes on and, despite its ethnically diverse cast, verges dangerously into stereotypes, especially with Steiger despite the complexity of his character's issues of surviving the Holocaust - but its still an attempt at a tough issue in a fresh light.
Sep 14, 2011 cinemahell cinema_hell
87T8
Sep 13, 2011 lagartazul lagartazul
95T10
Sep 08, 2011 danielkojak_ii daniel.kojak
86T10
Sep 05, 2011 skeller
90T9
Sep 04, 2011 Antares Antares
82T9
Aug 11, 2011 paulofilmo paulofilmo
67T5
Jul 05, 2011 twill.wave
85T6
Jul 03, 2011 zevel6
52T4
Jun 28, 2011 bernardobrum bernardobrum
89T9
Jun 25, 2011 veeqdee veeqdee
50T3
Jun 20, 2011 fransisco4
80T8
Jun 01, 2011 catfacer catfacer
86T8
May 23, 2011 Risselada Risselada
76T7
May 22, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
5T9
May 14, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
75T7
May 11, 2011 edaz
90T8
May 07, 2011 Dennis_Brian Dennis Brian
67T4
Apr 26, 2011 kronstadtli kronstadtli
80T8
Apr 20, 2011 driscarpin driscarpin
92T10
Apr 20, 2011 hoolie
95T9
Apr 11, 2011 toro913
65T7
Apr 09, 2011 Brody
84T8
Apr 05, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
88T10
The pieces may not all come together perfectly, but it's an ambitious attempt at a character study and succeeds in allowing the audience to get into his head. Steiger's performance is a big part of this, but the editing may be even more important, with its disorienting flashes of memories.
Mar 25, 2011 NRM01
57T5
Feb 22, 2011 pvelentz
80T6
Jan 26, 2011 LLawliet L Lawliet
80T7
Nov 28, 2010 hardcourters rthornhill
92T9
positives: strong memorable performance from steiger. interesting supporting characters, esp.from peters and oliver. grimy 60's nyc feel..... negatives: good ending not a great ending. favorite lines: 1. if you came here just to stare at me i would have sent you a photo. 2.you'll die, but not when ou want to. verdict: strongly recommended.
Oct 26, 2010 screentime
84T10
Oct 21, 2010 jodamico jodamico
80T8
Oct 21, 2010 Zoltan Zoltan
80T10
Sep 30, 2010 ari
82T9
Sep 25, 2010 Al Chambers
90T8
Aug 25, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
78T9
Aug 25, 2010 ecalder ecalder
69T8
Aug 12, 2010 ehrenkm
90T9
Aug 10, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
78T9
Jul 20, 2010 sdoles sdoles
8T7
Jun 14, 2010 Simon M.
82T7
Apr 21, 2010 bjarke
80
Mar 29, 2010 RPGman RPGman
86T9
Mar 23, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
Some movies can be seen as too obtrusive, too obvious in what they're trying to say; this movie felt like it was yelling in my face half the time. Like Rod Steiger, I just want some peace and quiet. Shut up the lot of you.....except Quincy Jones. He can stay.
Mar 04, 2010 Walterpoa Walterpoa
86T10
Feb 24, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
63T4
Feb 17, 2010 Jurispathic Judge Holden
4T6
Feb 15, 2010 Bevo52 Bevo52
86T8
Feb 02, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
80T5
Seemed important at the time. Now it seems a little too heavy-handed and obvious.
Jan 18, 2010 onetwothree
30T1
Jan 18, 2010 gabeh
89T8
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
79T5
Nov 25, 2009 bb9159
90T8
Nov 21, 2009 Jazzaloha
50T2
Nov 21, 2009 Razuna
82T8
Nov 21, 2009 BeardMilk BeardMilk
90T8
Oct 05, 2009 dmoret
90T8
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
5T6
Sep 20, 2009 El Borracho
100T10
Sep 12, 2009 dagda2
88T8
Sep 09, 2009 negative
2T6
Aug 13, 2009 gtherapy
90T10
Jul 10, 2009 b4con b4con
75T4
Jun 25, 2009 salty_dog salty dog
67T5
Jun 17, 2009 bluebull
84T7
Apr 19, 2009 imdb imdb
78T10
Feb 08, 2009 Mastroianni Mastroianni
74T4
Jan 28, 2009 chiphall72
91T10
Nov 29, 2008 Weafdog Weafdog
55T10
Nov 29, 2008 digitalmonk
68T4
Sep 22, 2008 philocrates
76T7
Sep 20, 2008 CSSCHNEIDER
87T5
Aug 29, 2008 helfen419 helfen419
85T8
Aug 24, 2008 coltrane
4T5
Aug 20, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
73T9
Jul 16, 2008 purity
2T6
May 25, 2008 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
74T6
Steiger has been praised to high heaven for this performance, but I thought it was rather spotty. At first, it's a masterpiece of restraint. As the story unfolds and he begins to unravel, however, the hamminess creeps in. The other actors are barely worth mentioning, ranging from fair to terrible. And I thought the depiction of the concentration camps underplayed the horror far too much. Otherwise, it's pretty good. Lumet's direction is gritty and bold, especially in those rapid edit flashbacks.
Apr 11, 2008 idyll idyll
84T7
Mar 28, 2008 RNG
45T5
Mar 28, 2008 sengir sengir
81T8
Mar 22, 2008 dumbjaw dumbjaw
60T4
Mar 17, 2008 volver
70T7
Dec 17, 2007 dr_radical dr. radical
85T10
Dec 06, 2007 welike
20T5
Nov 29, 2007 burhenn
90T7
Nov 12, 2007 Slvbarek Actionberg
60T4
Oct 16, 2007 gleeb
88T10
An intense study in pain and denial. Steiger's Nazerman can no longer feel anything but pain, and so he inflicts a thousand tiny pains on others, undervaluing their pawned items, and ignoring them as humans. But he can't put off the world forever, and when it rushes backs, it destroys him.
Oct 04, 2007 tonydal tonydal
90T10
Score by Quincy Jones.
Aug 22, 2007 Threepio
75T7
Aug 14, 2007 candace candace
10T1
Aug 13, 2007 jcdracula
0T3
Aug 13, 2007 JLCME20
82T8
Aug 13, 2007 Caesar
75T3
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
85T6
Aug 13, 2007 djfntstque
90T10
Aug 13, 2007 soitgoes
90T9
Aug 13, 2007 Antoine
93T9
Aug 13, 2007 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
85T10
Aug 13, 2007 DancingP
79T8
Aug 13, 2007 jemicron
95T10
Apr 15, 2007 Guernica Guernica
43T4
Apr 12, 2007 Moribunny Moribunny
60T6
Decent effort, but the character is a bit of a stereotype, and I don't feel as though enough substance was put into the story.
Feb 25, 2007 Llamadeus llama
77T9
Dec 26, 2006 Madstone
80T3
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