Customer Reviews for

On the Waterfront

Average Rating 5
( 16 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(16)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 16 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It doesn't get any better

    There is not a false note in this movie. If you see it more than once, you will be moved to tears by the authentic portrayal by Brando at his absolute best. It is a must see for those who know only the Brando of today. Every review uses the word 'realism' and yet there is not one vulgar word used...and the picture doesn't suffer. the music stands by itself and every cast member is perfect. The scene in the cab is most mentioned but Brando and Eva Marie Saint in the bar and several others are priceless.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brando at his Best!

    Being raised and living close to the waterfront in Baltimore City this movie is about ar close a syou can get with out wearing cement boots. Brando,Steiger and Cobb and Saint are all Outstanding. My favoriate line from the movie was when Brando to the hiring slob,"Your not to funny today Fat Man". He also told the waterfront agent when he asked,"didn't I see you fight in the Garden"...Brano replyed,"Without the Birdseed what do you want". This is one of my all time Best...there will never be another Brando! "Enjoy" Joe Kopeck

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a motion picture.

    This is the film that won the oscar for Best Picture in 1954. Marlon Brando plays a towering performance as Terry Malloy. Also starring Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly), Karl Malden (Father Barry), and Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle). The movie was directed by Elia Kazan. This is truly one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. See it from the start or do not see it at all. The Length of the picture is 1 Hr. 48 Mins.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MARLON BRANDO AT HIS BEST

    THIS MY ALL-TIME FAVORTIE FILM AND IT IS A VERY SPECIAL FILM CLOSE TO MY HEART. I ADORE THE POWERFUL ACTING, AS WELL AS THE BRILLANT CHARACTERS. MANLY, LEONARD BERSTEIN'S SCORE IS EXCELLENT. MY FAVORITE SCENE IN THIS MASTERPIECE IS MARLON BRANDO'S FAMOUS ''I COUDLN'T BEEN A CONTENDER.'' THAT'S MARLON AT HIS USUAL BEST, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THAT ANYWHERE ELSE. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On Location In Hoboken.

    ON THE WATERFRONT is about the evil caused by a corrupt dock union and one man's courageous struggle against a brutal union boss (Lee J. Cobb) and his goons. Of course the hero (Marlon Brando) does not stand entirely alone as he receives a lot of support from his girl friend (Eva Marie Saint) and a Catholic priest (Karl Malden) in particular. The climactic scene near the end of the movie is unmatched in terms of impact and emotion. The film dominated the Oscar competition in 1954 gasrnering awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Director (Elia Kazan) and Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint). Nominations were also given for Best Supporting Actor (Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden). Brando's performance in the role of Terry Malloy is one of his very best. It is hard to find an example of better acting than his impersonation of the speech, movement and idiosyncracies of a prize fighter. Brando's effort adds much to the authentic atmosphere which pervades the movie. The casting of ex-fighters Tami Mauriello and Tony Galento as union muscle only magnifies this effect. Mauriello and Galento share the distinction of both being knockout victims of Joe Louis.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie Ever

    When On The Waterfront was released in 1954, I saw it 4 times in theathers. Since then I have seen it 20-30 times. The acting is outstanding by every one in the film. Story was true to life in the time of the piers being controlled by thugs and hoodlums. On scene filming locations added to it's longevity as a ''Classic''.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On the Waterfront

    A great movie, Marlon Brando is wonderful!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    On The Waterfront

    Great performances, great script, great score, great location filming. One of the best films ever made and still powerful and timely.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie ever

    the classic scene with terry malloy and his brother charlie withstood decades of butchering by impersonaters and remains one of the most recognized scenes in film history.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best Films Ever

    This film is so awesome, words can't describe it. Brando is at his best here in one of the greatest screen performances ever. This film is also great itself. Very great indeed. Buy it, now.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 16 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1