A Streetcar Named Desire Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 530

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 145

Theatrical Release Date: 09/18/1951

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Elia Kazan

Actors: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis

Plot: Set in an apartment in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Blanche Dubois visits her pregnant sister while her husband questions her finances and property that may have been left to her and her sister.

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019

No cinematic masterpiece is as abusive as "A Streetcar Named Desire." Dark and energetic, it will always be a timeless and solid work of drama.

Rating of
4/4

SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Top-notch, superlative American classic released at the exact right time. Kazan's melody dedicated to aristocratic tendencies and male despotism is a really solid diamond worth holding the rest of our decades. 97/100

Rating of
2.5/4

Gabe - wrote on 02/07/2014

Marlon Brando takes on the iconic roll of Stanley and he's brilliant. But this film is really a showcase for Vivien Leigh and she is also great. But, I found her character hard to tolerate. Much like Scarlet in Gone with the Wind (1939) another her her famous roles, she's basically a manipulative bitch. I know that's the point, but I still don't have to like it. If you can get through the first half of the film, it's great. But it gets downgraded for starting slow.

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memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

A gritty classic.

memento_mori - wrote on 08/26/2013

Marlon Brando didn't win an Oscar for this... hmm. So much for most iconic role of all time.

What's so fascinating about some of the characters, is how realistic they actually are. Blanche is a belle past her prime, clinging on to semi-expensive clothes and her reputation to mask her alcoholism and make her feel better about herself.
Yes, I'll admit that she got on my nerves sometimes, but she was supposed to. Her character is a brilliant psychological mess and Vivien Leigh is fantastic in her roleā€¦ Even if I wanted her to leave by the end of the film.
Stanley and Stella are an ordinary couple, who fight about things that reflect any normal couple. Expenses, house guests, appearances, forgiveness. Great writing slips into great characters.
And so the dominating role of all three …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

A Streetcar Named Desire review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/22/2013

Highly acclaimed drama with top notch performances. Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) is the sister of Stanley Kowalski's (Marlon Brando) wife Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter). Starts of slow but begins to be engaging after 30min. or so when the characters show their real colors. The pace was somewhat sluggish though the soundtrack wonderful and recognized by the Academy awards. Settings were well picked and support were believable. Screenplay was descent though the characters not that likable. Kim Hunter seems to be the oddball becasue of the tremendous efforts from Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. On the positives, Brando was astoundingly convincing while Leigh authentic as crazy alcoholic who lies. A Streetcar Named Desire maybe highly praised, for this critic it was an average drama …

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