Bad Day At Black Rock
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Classic story of prejudice has powerful performances.
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Fresh: Slowly, through a process of guarded discourse, which Director John Sturges has built up by patient, methodical pacing of his almost completely mate cast, an eerie light begins to glimmer.
- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Rotten: An action film for people who don't like action films.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Friday, March 27, 2009
Fresh: Superb, if it weren't, as we said, for the too-obvious liberal teachings that interrupt the terrific ation.
- Enrique Fernandez, Miami Herald, Thursday, February 17, 2005
Modern western about a one-armed stranger who comes to the tiny town of Black Rock in 1945 in search of a man. Immediately he is harassed by the townsfolk. But why are they so hostile? What dark secret lies at the heart of this seemingly nondescript town? The unsurprising answer was perhaps cutting-edge for 1954, but it's rather overused today. Self important message movie is tense and well acted, however. Oscar nominated for Best Actor, Director and Screenplay.
- hobster1, Saturday, December 6, 2008
Great vehicle for Spencer Tracy that plays on post WWII anti-Japanese sentiment. Terrific cast includes Tracy, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin.
- flixsterman, Sunday, August 30, 2009
A tough hard-edged and suspenseful drama with a powerhouse cast lead by Spencer Tracy in a superlative Oscar nominated performance as John J. Macreedy a World War II veteran with a crippled left arm, who comes to the tiny California desert town of Black Rock, one very hot summer day in 1945. Macreedy wants to find a Japanese farmer and give to him the medal won by son, who saved his life and was killed in action.
- Dannyrovira, Wednesday, June 2, 2010