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4.5 out of 5 stars
The Defiant Ones [DVD]
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on 12 April 2011
Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier star in what is arguably Curtis's best (and least pretty-boy) film role. Two prisoners, one white and one black, chained together, attempt to escape a chain gang. Despite its strong moral message the film is not PC, but is the stronger and starker for the lack of gloss. Supporting characters are well delineated, with the prisoners encountering help and persecution from unexpected quarters. No-one who watches the first 10 minutes will not sit avidly through the rest of it
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on 18 March 2018
Brilliant movie
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on 9 November 2010
Tony Curtis in particular simmers and rages. You really get drawn in and want the characters to get away. The power of the performances is mesmerising. Modern cinema just doesn't have this intensity of characterisation and emotion. An action movie for grown ups
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on 12 December 2011
Showing its age a little but pretty good film...the two stars worked well together.and its good black and white filming..look for the scene where they jump into the pit of water and mud.Its got a good ending i thought. and it made not a great, but a pleasant evenings viewing..see what you think.
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on 21 April 2014
This was a controversial film at the time in the 1950s as it was the story of two convicts one of Afro American origin and one White American origin hand-cuffed together as a crash in the van in which thery are riding crashes and gives them a chance to get out and escape. They,however cannot get away from one another and have to share and help one another despite themselves and their prejudice and hatred. One has to remember this is a film which reflected the prejudice of the time and has to be viewed from this point of historical context and so has an added interest to anyone interested in this era.
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on 9 March 2013
une amitié apparemment impossible entre deux prisonniers en fuite, un Blanc et un Noir dans les années 60. Film très émouvant, plein d'images fortes, belle leçon d'humanité.
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on 31 May 2013
One of the movies affected my childhood. In black and white. To my surprise first time in my life I came face to face with "Racism" It was educating. I am happy to have it in my collection.
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on 19 April 2013
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on 16 March 2013
This film had great parts to it. I loved the idea that both main characters, although worlds apart at the beginning, became closer and had each other's back until the end. I had to turn my volume right up from the start and had to rewind some parts as I missed what was said.
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on 6 May 2014
would deal with again
great price
quick delivery
would recommend to friends and family
was a great gift
a happy family memeber
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