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  1. Carlos Tejeda's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    Artículo ("Cuadernos de jazz"): http://www.carlostejeda.com/2008_03_21_archive.html

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    De cette histoire d'une profonde noirceur existentielle, on retiendra surtout l'exceptionnelle prestation de Rod Steiger dont la fulgurante interprétation d'une conviction époustouflante efface largement les quelques défauts peu rédhibitoires dans l'évocation un peu lourde, par des flash-back spécifiques, d'un traumatisant passé... www.cinefiches.com

  3. gld48's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    Great part by Steiger, Harlem looks gorgeous, Quincy Jones' score is beyond cool and jazzy. Really like this.

  4. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

  5. bulgrin's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    One of the many great films of Lumet with an overwhelming performance of Steiger. Like film noir meets nouvelle vague - this is essential.

  6. Dalibor's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    Stylistically building on tendencies in French cinema of the time, it is a visually attractive story about post-traumatic experiences exposing hidden trauma of everyday. The arguments for humanity's (and main character's) gradual decay remain a bit unconvincing. Simple but profound set of characters, though, are in a way reminiscent of those in "12 Angry Men" and keep the film interesting.

  7. marco's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    forget me forget me not amnesia cinema

  8. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    Una película desgarradora acerca de un hombre que elige vivir de forma egoísta, fría y despiadada para lidiar con el dolor y la culpa de haber sobrevivido a la pérdida de sus seres queridos durante el holocausto. Rod Steiger se marca una interpretación soberbia que oscila entre la contención, la furia y la desesperación. La fotografía y el montaje impactan por su fuerza y riesgo. Otra obra maestra de Lumet.

  9. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    "What better place to explore gay subtext than an all-male prison?" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/05/episode-59-dark-side-of-sidney-lumet.html

  10. Stevie's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    One of Lumet's best and an amazing performance by Rod Steiger.

  11. Mtume Gant's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    This film does not age well, in particular the (not so) subtle stereotypes that exist in the depiction of the Black and Latino characters in the film.

  12. Tigrão's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    the subway scene is terrifying.

  13. Jake Mulligan's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    Excellent editing and composition, horrific melodrama.

  14. rusty48's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    This film showed me the talent of Rod Steiger. Made by Sidney Lumet. Powerful story. Ticks all the boxes. Essential viewing.

  15. benvanloon's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

  16. Pierre's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    Finally, a subdued performance from Rod Steiger.

  17. davandwar's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    powerful moments, eerie and serene flashbacks, great performances. loved the theatrical mise en scene. RIP

  18. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    A powerful drama from director Sidney Lumet effectively melds innovative European filmmaking techniques with Hollywood melodrama. Rod Steiger's performance is one of his best in a long career of great performances, and then there's Boris Kaufman's excellent black and white, on-location cinematography and Quincy Jones' superb score. A classic.

  19. earman's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    "The Pawnbroker" is a stunning film about a Holocaust survivor that all film lovers should see. Rod Steiger gives one of the most powerful and challenging performances ever filmed. The black and white cinematography is mesmerizing complimented by a fantastic musical score. There is a story behind every face and this film puts a face on the Holocaust. Bravo to great film making that matters.

  20. Kevin Binger's rating of the film The Pawnbroker

    This film is like the American equivalent of French new-wave, the music, editing and acting are superb! But the standard dvd release isn't superior quality. Criterion needs to give this film their 'red carpet' treatment!