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The Strange One
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The Strange One

1957
Drama
1h 40m
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Avg Percentile 63.03% from 32 total ratings

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Rated 05 Feb 2021
68
70th
The script is a little clunky in parts, the acting gets rather hammy, and the treatment of homosexuality is not as advanced and refreshing, or indeed as explicit, as I had hoped, but Willingham's story is good as usual. Its fascination with the troubled psyche of uniformed men presages Sidney Lumet. Ben Gazzara in his debut gives the most restrained performance of the film, which is notable since he's the antagonist, but an appropriate personality profile for his excellent character.
Rated 08 Jun 2008
65
71st
My recollection is of a film that makes a strong impression, and a star, in Gazzara, who makes an even stronger one.
Rated 06 Jul 2012
69
42nd
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Rated 31 Aug 2023
75
57th
Intriguing stagey film that was Gazzara's film debut. He plays a probably sociopathic bully who gets off on hazing and mistreating younger students at the military college he attends, going beyond normal hazing to engineer ruining people's lives for no apparent reason. He's often unsettling and unhinged in the role; the character is very interesting.
Rated 26 Feb 2010
75
52nd
Performance by Gazzara is fascinating and frightening, though the film feels far too much like a televised play in point. Censored homosexual/sadomasocist elements still manage to bubble to the surface, though not much too much is really done these elements.

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