Rebel without a Cause

Rebel without a Cause

Rebel without a Cause

The immortal James Dean ended his big-screen legacy with this 1955 classic, an ode to teenagers and delinquents. Rebellious and emotionally scarred, teenager Jim Stark rages against the adult world and seeks for the love his family didn't give him. Co- stars Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Edward Platt. This was the first film to have Dean top billed, released shortly after his Academy Award-nominated role in East of Eden and less than a month after his fatal car crash.

1955Rating: M, Low level violence111 minsUSA
DramaRomanceClassic
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Variety

Variety

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Fairly exciting, suspenseful and provocative.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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There are some excruciating flashes of accuracy and truth in this film.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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The drama and hepcat dialogue feel clunky now, but the movie's plea for dads to talk to their children - what we now call emotional literacy - is valid enough.

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Like its hero, desperately wants to say something and doesn't know what it is. If it did know, it would lose its fascination.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Doomed romantic idealism and telling performances make this the most timeless of Ray's gripping, socially aware dramas.

5.0
BBC

BBC

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A movie for anyone who's ever been a teenager.

Variety

Variety

press

Fairly exciting, suspenseful and provocative.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There are some excruciating flashes of accuracy and truth in this film.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The drama and hepcat dialogue feel clunky now, but the movie's plea for dads to talk to their children - what we now call emotional literacy - is valid enough.

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Like its hero, desperately wants to say something and doesn't know what it is. If it did know, it would lose its fascination.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Doomed romantic idealism and telling performances make this the most timeless of Ray's gripping, socially aware dramas.

5.0
BBC

BBC

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A movie for anyone who's ever been a teenager.

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