The Misfits

The Misfits

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The Misfits

John Huston's (The Maltese Falcon) western romance starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, with a script by legend Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman). A divorcée (Monroe) falls for an over-the-hill cowboy (Gable) who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

1961Rating: PG124 minsUSA
DramaRomanceWesternClassic
Director:
John Huston ('The Maltese Falcon', 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', 'The African Queen')
Writer:
Arthur Miller
Cast:
Marilyn MonroeClark GableMontgomery CliftThelma RitterEli Wallach
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Variety

Variety

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A robust, high-voltage adventure drama, vibrating with explosively emotional histrionics, conceived and executed with a refreshing disdain for superficial technical and photographic slickness in favor of an uncommonly honest and direct cinematic approach.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

A problematic but provocative piece of work.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Characters and theme do not congeal. There is a lot of absorbing detail in it, but it doesn't add up to a point.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The faces of Gable, Clift and Monroe together in closeup have a Mount Rushmore look to them.

4.0
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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A gripping and messy ode to the collision of genres, time periods, and personalities.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A robust, high-voltage adventure drama, vibrating with explosively emotional histrionics, conceived and executed with a refreshing disdain for superficial technical and photographic slickness in favor of an uncommonly honest and direct cinematic approach.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A problematic but provocative piece of work.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Characters and theme do not congeal. There is a lot of absorbing detail in it, but it doesn't add up to a point.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The faces of Gable, Clift and Monroe together in closeup have a Mount Rushmore look to them.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A gripping and messy ode to the collision of genres, time periods, and personalities.

4.0
0

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