Rebel Without a Cause

1955

Action / Drama

129
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 73260

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Natalie Wood as Judy
James Dean as Jim Stark
William Hopper as Judy's Father
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by carljessieson 5 / 10

No

I was really excited about this one because of how iconic James Dean is and because I had never seen something with him in it before, and honestly, I was disappointed. I was really annoyed throughout the entire movie. I read a little bit more about the movie afterward and it enlightened me to the film's strengths that gave it "classic" status, which helped a little bit, but I can't ignore the fact that this was a really annoying movie.

I don't usually pay too much attention to film titles, but this one truly says it all. Bunch of angry suburban kids causing mischief for no reason, essentially. I get that there was an element of emotional neglect from adults, which fueled their teenage debauchery, but it played out like a bunch of spoiled white kids messing everything up for everyone else because they didn't know how to deal with their problems. It's a real issue, this painful separation between generations, but this movie was so melodramatic about it. I hate to compare negatives (because a negative is a negative and that's that), but there are a multitude of other more important, more devastatingly horrible issues out there. I don't expect every movie to tackle an societal problem, I get that some movies are just fun, but if they wanted to make a drama about a problem, they should have picked something else. I just didn't care. I didn't feel bad for these kids.

It was so dramatic, the story was weak, a vessel for the studio to make money off of Dean more than anything. That's like every Zac Efron movie. Not much substance, but with an exceptionally attractive male displaying both strength and sensitivity- it's a formula to make profit. That's why I'm surprised this is a classic. Seems like something a 1950s Teen Nick might put out for a quick buck or something. The story-telling was bizarre, also. They tried to do some kind of "let's get this story started and fill in the blanks of his past later," which I've seen work many times, but it just didn't work here. I felt like I came into a movie halfway through, too many details merely implied, too many rapid jumps in story/relationships, just made it frustratingly mysterious for no reason. Pacing was so strange. Starts out ominous and tense, then after bad things happen, it gets light-hearted and silly.

The only things I really enjoyed were the aesthetics, and I'm not sure how much credit they should get for that considering the ~aesthetics~ I enjoyed so much were just how things looked back then. I also did see the spark that has made James Dean so legendary despite his short career/life. His acting was over-the-top, in my opinion, at some points, but he really did have something about him that was fascinating.

Such a bizarre film to me. By the time it was over I had more questions than I had answers and that is enormously frustrating. I really, really didn't like it but I'm so confused that I didn't enjoy such a widely beloved film so I might try to give it a viewing again but I highly doubt it.

5/10

Bye love you

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 8 / 10

impassioned and involving

This is a fine example of good solid film making with controlled visuals and an exemplary case of allowing actors to act, even reputedly in James dean's case, allowing the actor to direct other actors. This does not have the thrilling aspects of say, In A Lonely Place or On Dangerous Ground but then it is not a noir. No this is a teen melodrama that succeeds in being rather more. Whether this is in dealing more believably with teen and parental relationships or edging into non heterosexual areas, Nicholas Ray is clearly in full control and happy to allow his actors to seemingly go off piste, if I may use that analogy. Dean is allowed much space here and rewards his director with a majestic performance that even watched today has power and a reach that amazes. If Natalie Wood seems to struggle a little, this is probably by way of comparison and the fact that she is so young herself. A good story, simple enough, the whole film portrays only a single day, but impassioned and involving.

Reviewed by spiritof67 9 / 10

A Hallmark Film About Adolescence

I'm not going to get into a lot of long-winded junk about James Dean, who here established a new genre of young American outliers. I also am not going to try to get people who have only seen this movie on a TV screen to understand that they have actually never seen this movie.

When I saw this movie I was a kid who had moved around a lot, had gone to schools where I didn't know the kids or the lore, where nobody was around to show me the ropes or make friends. The fact that I was much younger than Jim didn't affect me - this movie reached me in a way II had never before experienced.

It is the single most emotional film about teenagers or adolescents made in its era and it was more than a decade before anyone truly did a better job. And anyone who wants to throw this off on a pity-ticket because Dean died is a fool - it was just that much more effective BECAUSE he had died. But then again, maybe you've only seen a DVD on your TV, so....you won't get it. A lot of adolescents, teenagers and adults did. And still do.

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