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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
Apr 15 AchwellFoley
70 68%
Apr 13 auhasarderik auhasarderik
8 77%
Apr 12 kjones77
70 40%
Apr 03 jef_costello jef costello
84 83%
Mar 23 WWallce4prez WWallce4prez
73 52%
Everything revolves around Steiger's performance as a broken and dead shell of man. Lumet's direction is a mix of subtle and loud bursts as the streets of New York are meshed with the horror of Nazi concentration camps. Obtrusive and raw.
Feb 20 RavynLoony RavynLoony
85 94%
Feb 17 coldesser
90 94%
Feb 10 davidjn
70 78%
Feb 10 FilthyHarry
10 26%
Feb 07 TheDiceman TheDiceman
65 73%
Interesting.
Feb 01 flowing flowing
33 19%
Jan 23 kennkoon kennkoon
73 58%
Jan 12 Flukt710 Flukt710
77 75%
Jan 05 Hakan_Gner Hakan Güner
100 97%
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
80 85%
Dec 24, 2017 Old_Spriggan
75 58%
Dec 24, 2017 Neonman Neonman
71 38%
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
70 69%
Dec 02, 2017 Maaxwell Maaxwell
70 56%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50 26%
Sep 26, 2017 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
83 88%
Sep 02, 2017 sl1m
70 82%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
90 95%
Aug 03, 2017 Guepard
85 18%
Jul 01, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
87 87%
Jun 22, 2017 adilinki adilinki
83 91%
Jun 14, 2017 AHP
80 60%
Jun 05, 2017 kharms
70 50%
May 19, 2017 Lembie
85 65%
Mar 09, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76 95%
Mar 06, 2017 pja
72 68%
Mar 03, 2017 Moo555
75 77%
Feb 20, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
55 66%
Feb 14, 2017 joachimt joachimt
90 96%
Jan 13, 2017 joewkeh joewkeh
68 38%
Jan 01, 2017 Buff
70 97%
Dec 13, 2016 bidola
82 68%
Nov 20, 2016 Ronin22
72 89%
Nov 20, 2016 Limdebois Limdebois
60 17%
Oct 05, 2016 cankutozturk cankutozturk
76 62%
Sep 11, 2016 elmakebabi elmakebabi
75 74%
Bergman wannabe. It lacks emotional depth though. That's why the ending is so weak.
Aug 04, 2016 rootbeercirc
93 96%
Jul 13, 2016 eddiewinslow
80 57%
Jul 12, 2016 ribtin
72 62%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100 88%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
100 99%
Jun 09, 2016 Niska Niska
30 40%
Jun 05, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
38 79%
May 29, 2016 simonleeming
80 88%
May 17, 2016 kubrickvari kubrickvari
80 81%
Mar 22, 2016 Chrysophylax
80 72%
Mar 16, 2016 cat9man cat9man
90 88%
Mar 05, 2016 M-B-M
8 94%
Feb 15, 2016 laika laika
80 75%
Dec 27, 2015 frbrown frbrown
60 12%
Dec 18, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40 86%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Nov 22, 2015 Bennettlaw
89 80%
Nov 21, 2015 bhoyo
81 74%
Nov 14, 2015 goatsupply
94 96%
Nov 13, 2015 AlexJ44
80 64%
Oct 27, 2015 thirdeye42
71 48%
Oct 24, 2015 ITBSPodcast ITBSPodcast
100 %
"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
7 72%
Oct 04, 2015 genorae genorae
70 18%
Sep 19, 2015 glumpy99 glumpy_99
90 74%
Sep 06, 2015 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
80 93%
Aug 03, 2015 Sinemaestro Amadeus
63 14%
Jul 23, 2015 DePalma
43 32%
Jul 23, 2015 Kitano7 Kitano7
90 95%
Jul 21, 2015 WuGambino WuGambino
85 86%
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
65 32%
Jun 01, 2015 augustobsf
78 51%
May 18, 2015 dglink
70 32%
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
80 73%
May 11, 2015 porzano porzano
70 81%
May 10, 2015 intelearts
100 84%
May 09, 2015 TRobertson
70 76%
May 09, 2015 WarrenWho WarrenWho
95 95%
May 04, 2015 Oktay Oktay
80 74%
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
90 96%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
90 82%
Mar 29, 2015 Cloudynow Cloudynow
68 41%
Mar 24, 2015 Fillmore
83 84%
Feb 09, 2015 schmilson
75 76%
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
80 69%
Jan 01, 2015 omeraksy omeraksy
70 58%
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
80 51%
Dec 14, 2014 adrenaline adrenaline
70 66%
Nov 30, 2014 whitelighter whitelighter
63 50%
Nov 24, 2014 10kfilms
93 90%
Oct 30, 2014 hsncomert hsncomert
80 84%
Oct 02, 2014 sianaa
10 0%
Sep 07, 2014 optional
85 76%
Aug 10, 2014 Zipster
95 92%
Jun 16, 2014 blucthulhu
80 78%
Jun 03, 2014 Sane
82 82%
May 29, 2014 P. Square In
86 90%
May 22, 2014 Lionel Hutz
87 84%
May 15, 2014 KungFuDolly KungFuDolly
6 39%
May 14, 2014 supergloo supergloo
8 58%
May 09, 2014 maborosi maborosi
61 52%
Apr 13, 2014 topichtennis
90 75%
Apr 13, 2014 graveyardtan graveyardtan
85 71%
Apr 08, 2014 elcalculator
65 56%
Mar 06, 2014 Raf Raf
60 60%
Dec 28, 2013 Costa77 Costa77
80 41%
Dec 18, 2013 Nelson Nog
90 62%
Dec 03, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
90 89%
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
80 92%
Oct 21, 2013 glm01
89 91%
88.500
Oct 17, 2013 kafkalamak kafkalamak
82 80%
Oct 14, 2013 waddayanuts
68 26%
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
75 89%
Jul 12, 2013 Bagger Bagger
85 93%
Rod Steiger: Never do anything else.
Jul 06, 2013 donquixotic
62 60%
Jun 14, 2013 I_am_prowler I am prowler
70 80%
May 26, 2013 peekay505 peekay505
65 52%
Apr 22, 2013 Colten97
100 88%
Mar 29, 2013 borislugosi borislugosi
70 38%
Mar 17, 2013 Charlie Charlie
85 90%
Feb 12, 2013 Oliveira Oliveira
72 53%
Feb 05, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
40 15%
Feb 01, 2013 verbals verbals
75 41%
Oct 31, 2012 AlexanderMG AlexanderMG
93 89%
Oct 25, 2012 Ronin21
82 78%
Sep 27, 2012 revolverjgw
84 86%
Aug 13, 2012 KjetilA KjetilA
6 43%
Aug 01, 2012 goodedward
70 66%
Jul 15, 2012 Rebertnot
4 4%
Jun 04, 2012 bbates2
100 73%
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
72 68%
May 24, 2012 Warren Warren
85 76%
May 18, 2012 filmcricket
93 99%
Apr 19, 2012 jeffayle
65 35%
Apr 07, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
87 86%
Mar 17, 2012 NRM02
52 39%
Mar 09, 2012 3dRevelation 3dRevelation
67 37%
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
70 69%
Feb 20, 2012 LRibeiro
73 41%
Feb 19, 2012 cactusman
90 68%
Feb 12, 2012 Mashba2009
90 42%
Feb 11, 2012 colorbuf colorbuf
85 81%
Feb 01, 2012 pzingg
83 35%
Dec 27, 2011 sirphibes sirphibes
86 89%
Oct 18, 2011 BaalMan
80 47%
Oct 11, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
73 92%
Oct 02, 2011 Coheed
70 60%
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
87 78%
Sep 13, 2011 lagartazul lagartazul
95 89%
Sep 08, 2011 danielkojak_ii daniel.kojak
86 92%
Sep 05, 2011 skeller
90 84%
Sep 04, 2011 Antares Antares
82 86%
Aug 11, 2011 paulofilmo paulofilmo
67 39%
Jul 05, 2011 twill.wave
85 40%
Jul 03, 2011 zevel6
52 38%
Jun 28, 2011 bernardobrum bernardobrum
89 80%
Jun 25, 2011 veeqdee veeqdee
50 18%
Jun 20, 2011 fransisco4
80 69%
Jun 01, 2011 catfacer catfacer
86 78%
May 23, 2011 Risselada Risselada
76 64%
May 22, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
5 79%
May 14, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
75 67%
May 11, 2011 edaz
90 75%
May 07, 2011 Dennis_Brian Dennis Brian
67 30%
Apr 26, 2011 kronstadtli kronstadtli
80 73%
Apr 20, 2011 driscarpin driscarpin
92 91%
Apr 20, 2011 hoolie
95 87%
Apr 11, 2011 toro913
65 65%
Apr 09, 2011 Brody
84 74%
Apr 05, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
88 90%
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
57 49%
Feb 22, 2011 pvelentz
80 48%
Jan 26, 2011 LLawliet L Lawliet
80 52%
Nov 28, 2010 hardcourters rthornhill
92 80%
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
84 91%
Oct 21, 2010 jodamico jodamico
80 78%
Oct 21, 2010 Zoltan Zoltan
80 91%
Sep 30, 2010 ari
82 83%
Sep 25, 2010 Al Chambers
90 76%
Aug 25, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
78 81%
Aug 25, 2010 ecalder ecalder
69 71%
Aug 12, 2010 ehrenkm
90 77%
Aug 10, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
78 82%
Jul 20, 2010 sdoles sdoles
8 68%
Jun 14, 2010 Simon M.
82 66%
Apr 21, 2010 bjarke
80 80%
Mar 29, 2010 RPGman RPGman
86 83%
Mar 23, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
4 53%
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
86 91%
Feb 24, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
63 32%
Feb 17, 2010 Jurispathic Judge Holden
4 52%
Feb 15, 2010 Bevo52 Bevo52
86 75%
Feb 02, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
80 42%
Seemed important at the time. Now it seems a little too heavy-handed and obvious.
Jan 18, 2010 onetwothree
30 3%
Jan 18, 2010 gabeh
89 66%
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
79 41%
Nov 25, 2009 bb9159
90 69%
Nov 21, 2009 Jazzaloha
50 10%
Nov 21, 2009 Razuna
82 76%
Nov 21, 2009 BeardMilk BeardMilk
90 73%
Oct 05, 2009 dmoret
90 70%
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
5 51%
Sep 20, 2009 El Borracho
100 88%
Sep 12, 2009 dagda2
88 74%
Sep 09, 2009 negative
2 %
Aug 13, 2009 gtherapy
90 94%
Jul 10, 2009 b4con b4con
75 37%
Jun 25, 2009 salty_dog salty dog
67 45%
Jun 17, 2009 bluebull
84 66%
Apr 19, 2009 imdb imdb
78 28%
Feb 08, 2009 Mastroianni Mastroianni
74 31%
Jan 28, 2009 chiphall72
91 92%
Nov 29, 2008 Weafdog Weafdog
55 92%
Nov 29, 2008 digitalmonk
68 28%
Sep 22, 2008 philocrates
76 62%
Sep 20, 2008 CSSCHNEIDER
87 40%
Aug 29, 2008 helfen419 helfen419
85 74%
Aug 24, 2008 coltrane
4 47%
Aug 20, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
73 89%
Jul 16, 2008 purity
2 60%
May 25, 2008 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
74 51%
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
84 68%
Mar 28, 2008 RNG
45 45%
Mar 28, 2008 sengir sengir
81 73%
Mar 22, 2008 dumbjaw dumbjaw
60 35%
Mar 17, 2008 volver
70 67%
Dec 17, 2007 dr_radical dr. radical
85 96%
Dec 06, 2007 welike
20 33%
Nov 29, 2007 burhenn
90 57%
Nov 12, 2007 Slvbarek Actionberg
60 30%
Oct 16, 2007 gleeb
88 97%
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
90 94%
Score by Quincy Jones.
Aug 22, 2007 Threepio
75 56%
Aug 14, 2007 candace candace
10 5%
Aug 13, 2007 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
85 95%
Aug 13, 2007 DancingP
79 78%
Aug 13, 2007 djfntstque
90 95%
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
85 55%
Aug 13, 2007 Antoine
93 88%
Aug 13, 2007 jcdracula
0 17%
Aug 13, 2007 jemicron
95 89%
Aug 13, 2007 soitgoes
90 83%
Aug 13, 2007 Caesar
75 19%
Aug 13, 2007 JLCME20
82 74%
Apr 15, 2007 Guernica Guernica
43 36%
Apr 12, 2007 Moribunny Moribunny
60 53%
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
79 84%
Dec 26, 2006 Madstone
80 20%
Average Percentile 65.39% from 250 Rankings rss