If not, then skip this ciné film, as it is beyond you.
This film needs a review like England needs another Dunkerque.
It is a classic work and the magnificent Elia Kazan's last effort. The inherent quality of this flicker is a fact.
Yet, I see many reviews of one star on a web site where customer reviews are clumsily and shamelessly inflated.
There are two things that truly belong to American culture: Jazz (plus related offspring), and the Hollywood movie. These are the only two cultural icons that America truly begat from its youthful heart and soul.
Yet, the French love American Jazz more than Americans, Italy loves our Rhythm and Blues more than most Saint Louisans even know about Chuck Berry, and Brazilians believe John Pizzarelli to be the World's greatest Bosa Nova singer and guitarist.
I am ashamed. This is NOT Elia Kazan's finest work; however, not a single scene is superfluous nor shabby. Each piece of the puzzle is brilliant, and the totality is a masterful classic film. —No, not a Citizen Kane, but worthy beyond the norm, —none the less.
If you love the medium of American film and can NOT find more than 1 star of worth in this film; then, a book just fell from the shelf, hit your head and made a dull THUD.
I will give you a hint as to the moral of my scene. The sound of the DULL THUD did NOT come from the book.
Merry Christmas 2020