A True Masterpiece
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 02/21/10
A truly brilliant masterpiece of a film. I cannot explain how good this movie is. The story is emotionally powerful and interesting. The atmosphere of the directing really gives a look into the lives of the longshoremen. The haunting score by Leonard Bernstein works so well and is effective in every scene. And of course the acting is some the greatest seen on film, not just Brando but the brilliant supporting cast especially Rod Steiger and Karl Malden. The film is great throughout and builds to a fantastic climax. Some are bothered by the message but I do not see why. The film is anti corruption not unions that is incredibly clear, and it is brave to testify if the parties are guilty.