4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
James Dean shines,
This review is from: Rebel Without A Cause [VHS] (VHS Tape)
In each of James Dean's few films the effort and talent is always outstanding. His performance in a film allows it to be worth watching on that single merit. This is one of the earliest films that tackles high school life and being one of the originals in having the main focus on teenagers. The studio felt the need to have it be in colour for it to stand out but even to keep it black and white as many mid fifties films were, it would have still stood the test of time. This film displays the talent they did possess. Dean proves easily that he is a compelling leading man and it is also interesting to see an early performance from Dennis Hopper as one of the gang who react against Jim.
To watch the film once would be part of anyones rites of passage but i guarnantee you will watch it again.