Elia Kazan was a rat & betrayed his friends to HUAC, ruining people's lives & careers in the service of his own. I'm unsure what I'd have done in his shoes but this film is dishonest & right-wing to the core; it is anti-union, Ayn Randian, and pro-christian propaganda. It maybe well-shot and well-acted, Brando gives a great performance, but I can't abide this film. It's the snide, self-righteous assertion of a snitch
[Review] 88/100 On The Waterfront is a strong character film, with much film-historical relevance and classicism, which explains its current reputation and social reverence...Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint give career best performances, and their chemistry is palpable in each and every scene...On The Waterfront serves as prototypical rather than stereotypical
88/100 – Excellent. (4.5)
At more than 50 years old,this Classic is still riveting,with superb performances and gorgeous cinematography.Then,there is the brilliant direction and a script that is a character study,which focuses on the plight of workers having to live with corruption.