For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. Diogo Pires's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    Provavelmente um dos primeiros filmes socio-políticos com uma narrativa e montagem minimamente elaborada. Ao opor três estádios de um processo - a produção, a compra e venda -, Griffith tem um importante contributo não só socio-político, de crítica, como cinematográfico, através da narrativa tripartida que irá influenciar grande parte do cinema que estaria por chegar.

  2. Hatari's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    The essence of poverty.

  3. THE APOLL0's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    Basically a good deal of America at the moment.

  4. Ghostman's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    So true to life that it is infuriating. It should be screened in every film school. One of the best shorts, silent or not, I've ever seen.

  5. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    Considering the year 1909 as well as the film's innovations and economic sense, Griffith is doing what he does best, expanding the art of storytelling in motion--here, with a precise lambasting of Wall Street, offering a simplified look into the madness of profit and its amplification into crime.

  6. Roberto Carlos's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    The most communist film, according to Jean-Marie Straub

  7. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    Un filme que debería titularse "Justicia divina" o "Ironías de la vida". Griffith hace una contemplación sobre la miseria y la riqueza. Un drama social que podría interpretarse como una defensa al proletario, y en donde la justicia llega a modo de castigo divino o simple ironía. Muy a pesar, esa última escena promueve desolación. ¿Será que la muerte del capataz no soluciona la pobreza?

  8. waywardwaters's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    history's first cinematic work of greatness sewn from an epiphany in groundbreaking thematic structure and content. all hail the father of film!

  9. Log Lady's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    There's something yawn inducing about Griffith's tendency to polarize his characters, and here the construction is static and uninteresting. Hammering home the message is just the cherry on top. Yippee.

  10. Rohith Varma's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    The most powerful,malice-charged and emotionally overpowering fourteen minutes in all cinema.

  11. Knut Morte's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    In finance, to corner the market is to purchase enough of a particular stock, commodity, or other asset to allow the price to be manipulated, by analogy to the general business jargon where a company described as having "cornered the market" has a very high market share. The cornerer hopes to gain control of enough of the supply of the commodity to be able to set the price for it

  12. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    ★★★★ do capitalism flourish on plowed fields?

  13. Louise_Dietrich's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    This just shows us that some things never change. A brilliant short film by Griffith.

  14. Mic in Port's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    Some fantastic shots and story-telling highlight this film of greed and capitalistic opportunism. Griffith manages some clever long-shots which unfold in substantial ways, giving the same perspective different meanings of weight as he contrasts poverty and hard-work against bourgeois greed and hedonism. A very technical masterpiece in all aspects.

  15. AKFilmFan's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    Not one of Griffith's best but foreshadows the montage present in Soviet cinema

  16. Indrek's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    The bitter contrast between the middle and the upper class.

  17. Neil Bahadur's rating of the film A Corner in Wheat

    It's shocking to see a film like this suddenly become relevent again 100 years later. Griffith juxtaposes the wheat tycoons, the farmers, and the people who buy it, and the result is one of the most important films ever made. I'll never forget the shot of the people lined up for bread, which they cannot afford, nor will ever forget the films final shot, a farmer attempting to plant seeds in an empty field.