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  1. s77's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Excellente interprétation de Frank Sinatra qui tient ici, son meilleur rôle... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Mr.Pacha's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

  4. Matutinal Steel's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Stodgily directed by Preminger, with a spectacularly bad performance by Sinatra.

  5. Quattro's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    What a great movie! Didn't know that back in the '50s it was allowed to represent drug addiction in a way so rough and explicit. The narration moves in circles, slowly increasing the tension from the first to the last scene: it hooked me. Preminger moves the camera with exquisite smoothness, and the jazzy soundtrack is just perfect. I read some cold ratings around here: maybe you're understimating this a bit, fellas.

  6. Aaken's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    To many people's surprise, Sinatra and Novak especially, came out with acting honours in this film. Rough, with a noir approach in its cinematography, the uneasiness is further enhanced by Elmer Bernstein's score. Novak, gives human presence to her role as a low-life saloon girl, opposite Sinatra's drug addict jazz drummer.

  7. Dave's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    It starts off a little too cliche and, quite frankly, boring, but it builds up into a powerhouse Sinatra lead performance. Tension and the inevitability of Frankie Machine's continued downfall begin to pile up, gaining steam toward the finish. A very, very good Preminger film - not quite his best, but close to that level.

  8. Dignan's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Supports the medicalization of addiction. Further, the character nearly throws himself out a window because of one day of heroin withdrawal? Try antidepressant withdrawal, you'll be in hell for YEARS.

  9. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Probably Sinatra's best role, the film itself deals with addiction a little better than The Lost Weekend, but both are products of their time and have aged a bit badly. I do, however, think this ranks up their with some of Premingers best work. See Laura and Anatomy of a Murder for better. Solid 4 stars

  10. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Classic, way too much classic. Don't expect any surprise :s

  11. oooooo's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

  12. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Those detailed closeup of the needle penetrating the vein are right on. Not holding anything back in 55. Good on you Preminger.

  13. Chilton's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Interesting watch, never boring, but ultimately it falls a bit flat.

  14. EdieEmm's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Just because that meal was great last week doesn't mean the leftovers are edible today... Once a game changer; now just another pretty noir full of tired moralism. Still, very watchable, and not just because of the luminous Ms. Novak. Plenty of fascinating aspects: That this relatively tepid portrayal of addiction was once so taboo, for one. Or that no one, back then, found the score hilarious. 2.5

  15. João Eça's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    the addiction is not caused by others, but by ourselves. fatal, basic error of this film.

  16. msmichel's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Preminger's take on drug addiction is a performance film of the first order featuring a career best turn by Sinatra, and great support from Novak, McGavin and Eleanor Parker as the mentally disturbed wife. Script by Newman and Meltzer has a gritty authenticity, for the time period, and a memorable score from Bernstein along with strong production values that make up for a convenient ending and obvious back lot locale

  17. Den-Leroy Kangalee's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Sinatra gives an impressive performance in an otherwise bloated, tamed, watered down, sanitized, silly Hollywoood nod to a powerful novel written by one of America's unsung authors, Nelson Algren.

  18. J1mmyc5's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Incredibly melodramatic, and not as good as Wilder's similar portrayal of addiction, The Lost Weekend. It does, however, contain some lovely camerawork, and the incandescent Kim Novak.

  19. Caillouquiroule's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Un film un peu fatigant, avec de grosses ficelles, mais aussi avec le mérite d'oser s'attaquer à un tel sujet.

  20. Légère éclaircie's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Belle interprétation des comédiens formidables, musique très réussie... Une histoire de loser magnifiquement écrite : Preminger est grand !

  21. cabecassis@free.fr's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    d'une modernité à tout épreuve, un discours généreux sur l'emprisonnement toxique en général.. Sinatra à cran, sensible et fragile à la fois. on échappe vraiment à une morale à l'américaine même si happy end...bravo Preminger,

  22. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Cool view into the derelict life of the 50's... with all and it's sappiness I guess.

  23. Klaus-hart's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    J'ignorais que Frank Sinatra pouvait jouer si bien. L'intrigue est simple, mais elle tient en haleine. Malgré le code Hays, le thème de la drogue est traité sans détour et la scène du sevrage impressionnante.

  24. azoulay's rating of the film The Man with the Golden Arm

    Kim Novak est sublime d'élégance, de justesse et de beauté, Sinatra criant de vérité, la mise en scène est parfaite, et voilà le chef d'oeuvre d'un cinéma américain qui savait dépeindre le monde dans sa misère et sa déchéance, je veux dire son propre monde celui d'une Amérique des ratés, des accros, des petits et des perdus. C'est poignant et bouleversant. Great movie , yes Mister Preminger

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