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  1. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Anything with the central conflict being between two characters named “the Kid” and “Dad” is bound to be somewhat Freudian in nature. While it should come off as more ham-fisted than it does, it somehow works in a surreal sort of way. Kubrick’s fingerprints are definitely on this, but it feels like it’s own entity as well.

  2. Daniel's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Vi la restauración de la Film Foundation de Scorsese en cine y la imagen fue hermosa.

  3. Severus Snape's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

  4. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Brando emphasises small poetic details; allowing his story to become lost, derail & grind to a thundering halt. Conflicts go unresolved, plot points occur at random & the whole things takes a variety of awkward tonal shifts. Instead the spaces are filled with breathtaking sandstorms, crashing waves & desolate landscapes; all of which add to & punctuate the film's sensitive melodrama & its bursts of pitiless violence.

  5. Viginti_tres's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Gained a lot from the restoration and from having seen 'Listen to Me Marlon'. There are layers to this beyond the obvious and Oedipal. Fascinating too is the way it almost subtlety subverts the genre at every turn, just enough to surprise but not so much that you raise your guard and see the next shift coming. Maybe seeing the five-hour cut would fix this, but the romance falls apart for me once it becomes sincere.

  6. Renton47's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    As his sole directorial effort, this speaks volumes about Brando - that's saying something for an actor who so frequently depicted his own inner conflicts. Noble + brutal, wounded + wounding, someone working to manifest their cynical view of human relationships. The 4K restoration is sumptuous (the sandstorm), the psychology is raw and lived-in, giving it a tragic tone that perhaps exists beyond the screen.

  7. Marc of Toronto's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Excellent is the relentless masculine rage. Terrific muttering. Not so excellent is a jarringly tone-deaf, sweeping hollywood score. Pina Pellicer is devastating.

  8. David G. Mabey's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Decent western for the era.. not crazy about Brando's acting in this particular film.. but the sets and locations are great.. some great classic shots for the genre.

  9. Blumes's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Like Laughton, Brando pent up a load of directorial ingenuity for his sole effort: both in composition and direction of performance.

  10. Terry_Moby's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Splendid settings, great cinematography, good drama. A bit too much Brando brooding, though.

  11. Jason's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Well, I think this is one of the greatest movies ever made, but I think that it is important for me to concede that I feel this way because I like to get down w/ a hot mess. We are essentially dealing w/ a radical incursion into genre, natch. Radical because what is unleashed is muddy, anarchic, and even slightly aberrant human pathology. I find it easy to become obsessed w/ women. I'm now obsessed w/ Pina Pellicer.

  12. Aardsy's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    The decline and fall of the American western.

  13. Duncan Gray's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    A great actor proves to be a not-bad director. OEJ is so famed for its troubled production history and many screenwriters that the result is surprisingly coherent: it's a solid western, never boring even at 140 minutes. Malden is intense and, faint praise though it may be, Brando's accent is more convincing than De Niro's in Cape Fear. The only real disappointment is that, with the ending, it's just another western.

  14. William's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    The magnificent Monterey Peninsula locations give this a truly unique atmosphere, in addition to its novel mix of modern acting styles w/ romanticized western imagery. Karl Malden is amazing. Timothy Carey appears briefly in a memorably psychotic scene.

  15. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    "They have to be comparing and contrasting every auteur with every other auteur." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/11/episode-37-discourse-cinephiles-are.html

  16. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Brando's debut and final as director. Kubrick was set to direct this and even contributed on the screenplay during pre-production, now imagine what this would have been. IMAGINE.

  17. cabecassis@free.fr's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

  18. filmcapsule's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Classical Western + Modern Actor = Interesting Film It's fascinating to see Brando's physicality and emotionality in a film like this (I should watch more of his early work), but One Eyed-Jacks still lacks a little shape and fluidity. It would have been especially interesting to see what Kubrick would have done with this genre and this actor.

  19. El Biffo's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    Brando fights Timothy Carey. Again.

  20. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    really desperately pathetically good. prob about 15 mins too long in the final stretch, so not flawless

  21. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    ★★★ ambivalent showdowns.

  22. msmichel's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    At least two reels too long, Brando's sole directorial effort was a pretty standard revenge story with a side order of psychological angst. Technically proficient but no real visual flair adding to the feeling of a by the numbers oater. Performances are varying in quality with supporting players having a little more luck than the leads.

  23. Zach Laney's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    I agree with PUBLIUS. There are some scenes of great tension here that are worthy of Peckinpah..

  24. Rico McDaniel's rating of the film One-Eyed Jacks

    I never knew Brando could pull off a role such as this one. Damn good film also.

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