On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront (1954)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | United States
Director: Elia Kazan
Sky Cinema Greats | Tomorrow | 11:30

Rating: 8.1/10
User rating: 9.31/10
(13 votes)


Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.


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Review by hymie
Monday, 22 March 2021 08:10
Still powerful after all these years, it's easy to see why this film won so many awards. Even though it isn't classified as "film noir," it might as well be, as it has the earmarks of one: gritty, downbeat with a feeling of dread, magnificent black-and-white cinematography, etc.

It's certainly not a "fun" movie but if you appreciate great film-making, you have to rate this near the top of the list Not only is the direction by Elia Kazan superb and the photography striking, the acting also... (more)
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