One of the strongest conclusions in all of cinema. During the final minutes your gut may experience a mix of anger, sadness and excitement as Brando’s rage targets his enemies and refuses to succumb.
Brando’s performance here is one of the greats. He’s tough yet sensitive, dull-witted but a thinker, a passive collaborator then an active messiah of change. His gift is in the naturalness, as if the camera had never been there.
Elia Kazan demonstrates once again his ability to
bring out the best in the actors, to integrate realistic settings with
realistic portrayals and orchestrate a convincing and impactful whole.
» Brent Chastain, Top3films.com