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1.

Is there any law against writing a review?

9/10
Author: Brandt Sponseller on 7 June 2005
2.

Perhaps the best of the three?

Author: blackitty2 on 2 November 2003
3.

Powerhouse Film, Powerhouse Performances

10/10
Author: Thomas W. Muther, Jr. (twm-2) on 2 June 2004
4.

Simply superb.

10/10
Author: David Atfield (bits@alphalink.com.au) on 5 January 2000
5.

James Dean embodied the confused attitudes of a generation...

8/10
Author: Righty-Sock (robertfrangie@hotmail.com) on 16 February 2003
6.

Dean's Best Performance-An Outstanding Film

10/10
Author: aimless-46 on 17 November 2006
7.

Excellent Story With Characters Who Aren't Always Who They Seem

9/10
Author: ccthemovieman-1 on 7 March 2007
8.

There were some serious acting chops behind the legend...

9/10
Author: Howlin Wolf on 25 September 2004
9.

Proving America Loves A Pretty Face

4/10
Author: BandofInsiders on 18 November 2008
10.

Elia Kazan and James Dean at their best

10/10
Author: rontaube on 28 June 2005
11.

Steinbeck's brilliant novel into a stunning film

10/10
Author: Charles Reichenthal (churei@aol.com) on 19 May 2004
12.

So Disappointing

1/10
Author: MM E on 18 May 2012
13.

Sorry, I don't get it

3/10
Author: donnieland on 14 May 2011
14.

Spoiled Brat Whines and Skulks About

2/10
Author: Paul-271 on 20 June 2010
15.

John Steinbeck preferred the movie!

10/10
Author: jjh6519 on 19 May 2000
16.

Neediness of Love and Respect

8/10
Author: Claudio Carvalho on 30 November 2014
17.

Although based on just a portion of Steinbeck's novel, film has more plot than it knows what to do with...

6/10
Author: moonspinner55 on 15 June 2009
18.

Notable for more than James Dean's first starring role

8/10
Author: sme_no_densetsu on 4 October 2009
19.

"Man has a choice, and it's a choice that makes him a man"

8/10
Author: ackstasis on 11 July 2009
20.

Cain & Abel in the Garden of Eden

9/10
Author: sol on 25 February 2009
21.

Classic film, one of Kazan's best

10/10
Author: funkyfry on 3 May 2007
22.

Good vs. Evil in the American West

8/10
Author: evanston_dad on 10 October 2005
23.

Celebrating a happy (and sad) 50th anniversary

10/10
Author: hawparks on 6 June 2005
24.

Powerful

10/10
Author: jjh6519 on 5 February 2000
25.

East of Eden is the pit and the bowel of lost opportunities and expectations

7/10
Author: Nick Zegarac (movieman-200) on 12 June 2005
26.

Dean, Steinbeck and California

8/10
Author: artzau on 4 August 2001
27.

A re-telling of Genesis becomes the genesis of modern adolescence.

10/10
Author: FilmSnobby on 5 June 2005
28.

Not Like I Remembered It

4/10
Author: telegonus on 3 April 2001
29.

Dean's best

10/10
Author: jjnxn-1 on 10 May 2013
30.

James Dean's Best Performance In His Best Film

10/10
Author: barrygermansky-1 on 28 April 2009
31.

The beginning of the end of a legend.

9/10
Author: bobsgrock on 1 March 2009
32.

East of Eden on Reel 13

7/10
Author: eplromeo8 on 29 October 2008
33.

Good Adaptation of the last 1/4 of Steinbeck's masterpiece

8/10
Author: (minormillikin@hotmail.com) on 23 October 2002
34.

Some what dull distillation of book

3/10
Author: Movie Critic on 17 November 2013
35.

Emotionally stirring drama wrought from a famous novel.

Author: Poseidon-3 on 16 January 2006
36.

Kazan's Paradise Lost

10/10
Author: Christian-Doig on 26 September 2005
37.

Read the book please! This version is junk!

1/10
Author: jessica_6089 on 20 February 2006
38.

James Dean's Best Performance

10/10
Author: Desertman84 on 25 October 2011
39.

Not exactly your typical Bible story...and well worth watching.

9/10
Author: planktonrules on 12 September 2010
40.

Style Over Substance

5/10
Author: jstock426 on 14 October 2013
41.

Seeing this Movie with James Dean, Proves it was Never Just Hype!

9/10
Author: dallasryan on 7 February 2012
42.

Steinbeck Is Too Romantic

8/10
Author: Hitchcoc on 13 January 2010
43.

" The sum of your fear is the fact , you suffer from vestigial Identity "

7/10
Author: thinker1691 on 5 November 2009
44.

An extremely emotional story of a family in conflict.

9/10
Author: patrick_mcknight (patrick_mcknight@hotmail.com) on 4 February 2002
45.

Giving Your Love Capriciously

9/10
Author: bkoganbing on 14 April 2008
46.

Dean's legend is Justified

8/10
Author: Charlie_Kane (richc764@yahoo.com) on 24 July 2007
47.

Raw, bold and powerful

8/10
Author: Peter Collins on 10 June 2006
48.

Words Cannot Describe The Depth Of Dean's Acting And Presence

10/10
Author: Jem Odewahn on 21 April 2006
49.

The Dawn of Modern Acting

9/10
Author: Rathko on 5 April 2006
50.

So bad it's funny

2/10
Author: nvaynberg0459 on 22 September 2013
51.

Forget the book, this is better!

Author: Nick-337 on 18 April 2002
52.

East of Eden: Thou mayest not

2/10
Author: sandra bloomfeld on 11 July 2006
53.

They say a Freudian slip is when you say one thing, but really mean your mother

Author: tieman64 on 19 October 2014
54.

James' Dean Masterpiece

8/10
Author: thegreatshonen on 9 April 2013
55.

The Trasks of Salinas

8/10
Author: jotix100 on 5 January 2013
56.

Almost a great movie

10/10
Author: bandw on 31 March 2011
57.

a film any young adult can relate to

8/10
Author: b-kelly13 on 17 December 2010
58.

The Generation Gap

Author: Lechuguilla on 5 May 2010
59.

Great movie that shows gradually increasing consequences

9/10
Author: james-m-donohue on 18 November 2009
60.

Bad folks are simply not able to do anything good. To even try pisses off the Gods.

7/10
Author: mongrel-5 on 13 April 2008
61.

Truly a movie for all young siblings

9/10
Author: bimbotjej_87 on 2 October 2005
62.

Exactly like the novel!

Author: lilazngrrl on 6 February 2003
63.

James Dean...A Very Bright Star!!

10/10
Author: bobbyt95 on 27 September 2002
64.

While James Dean performs spectacularly in his role as Cal, East of Eden diverges too much from the original novel for my taste.

2/10
Author: rgonzalez7927 on 22 September 2013
65.

east of eden review

8/10
Author: Molly04 on 13 April 2010
66.

Emotional Experience

8/10
Author: dougandwin on 29 July 2004
67.

What's all the fuss about?

Author: CranberriAppl on 7 November 2009
68.

A really awful movie

1/10
Author: Bill Lakin on 30 July 2003
69.

Massive performance from James Dean

8/10
Author: SnoopyStyle on 7 September 2014
70.

East by North East......Away from reality.

5/10
Author: werefox08 on 22 August 2012
71.

Incredible film!

9/10
Author: ritaortiz on 17 March 2012
72.

Wow!

10/10
Author: kellenonderdonk on 27 February 2012
73.

Another Steinbeck film masterpiece

10/10
Author: MovieGuy109 on 17 November 2011
74.

James Dean - How could I say anything more?

10/10
Author: isa-51-503890 on 9 June 2011
75.

East of Eden

9/10
Author: simplesimon419 on 15 December 2009
76.

HIST American Cinema

10/10
Author: s-diblasicrain on 30 November 2009
77.

Dean was Cal!

10/10
Author: Darrin on 14 October 2008
78.

the kind of film that other films wish they could be but just don't know how

Author: citizenchris on 18 September 2008
79.

a grandly operatic masterwork

9/10
Author: Martin Bradley (MOscarbradley@aol.com) on 23 November 2007
80.

Movie Loosely Related to the Book

3/10
Author: bschott4770 on 22 September 2013
81.

James Dean Raises Cain

9/10
Author: wes-connors on 21 June 2009
82.

Family Drama of Crossed Transactions Stands Out.

8/10
Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) on 15 June 2009
83.

There was hardly a weak link in the chain of actors

8/10
Author: AKHIL AGGARWAL on 19 September 2008
84.

To be seen

9/10
Author: ryancm on 17 June 2005
85.

Dean's finest moment....

Author: riot4kimber on 16 June 2004
86.

I felt like crying for Cal :(

9/10
Author: vincentdean on 10 November 2002
87.

East of Eden is Nowhere

8/10
Author: marisol on 20 March 2002
88.

An excellent portrayal of issues that are still very relevant

10/10
Author: bibeall on 6 February 2002
89.

Unconditional Love

9/10
Author: Boutros on 23 February 1999
90.

How can a brilliant novel be betrayed so much?

5/10
Author: Dr Jacques COULARDEAU on 6 April 2012
91.

Yes it was a swell movie, but...

Author: vosamis-1 on 28 October 2006
92.

East of Eden without Lee ?!

4/10
Author: catalin-stefan on 5 May 2007
93.

rebel with a causality

10/10
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) on 16 August 2006
94.

stands apart from the book

10/10
Author: blanche-2 on 9 October 2015
95.

Firmly Fastened in the Fifties…Good but Overrated and Dated

7/10
Author: LeonLouisRicci on 5 April 2015
96.

May not be a great adaptation, but as a stand-alone East of Eden is actually a very powerful film

9/10
Author: TheLittleSongbird on 17 August 2014
97.

50's Powerhouse

9/10
Author: dougdoepke on 5 August 2014
98.

Dean at his best. A true classic.

9/10
Author: PopCulturedwithMovieMike on 29 January 2014
99.

Dean unusually dramatic

Author: (daviddaphneredding@att.net) on 24 September 2013
100.

It was respectable!

8/10
Author: Ida Rather-Not on 19 September 2013
101.

a novel and its remarkable adaptation

Author: Armand on 4 September 2013
102.

Loved it!

10/10
Author: hlonergan on 29 April 2013
103.

"Bitter Lives",

10/10
Author: Luis Cesar Nunes on 1 October 2012
104.

Do you think i'm bad ?

10/10
Author: jamescallumburton on 17 August 2011
105.

interesting film

7/10
Author: kyrat on 17 June 2011
106.

I Love Dean

9/10
Author: iLoveKHepburn on 11 May 2010
107.

Pleasantly surprised

7/10
Author: j-schardt on 10 May 2010
108.

East of Eden

7/10
Author: bruscinoa833 on 10 May 2010
109.

Good Role For Dean, Not the Best Translation

7/10
Author: gavin6942 on 13 March 2010
110.

Allegory, Timshel, and Fear

9/10
Author: mjg2 on 7 January 2010
111.

East of eden

3/10
Author: Nphill2011 on 29 September 2013
112.

Rather disappointing as an adaptation

3/10
Author: gparrilla3733 on 22 September 2013
113.

An ageful classic

5/10
Author: p-stepien on 24 August 2012
114.

James Dean is Sensational!

10/10
Author: nama chakravorty on 9 April 2012
115.

A moving Steinbeck adaptation.

8/10
Author: (d-jacobs1@hvcc.edu) on 7 December 2010
116.

I would watch it a hundred more times!

10/10
Author: darkeve7 on 22 April 2009
117.

Uneven Adaptation

7/10
Author: kenjha on 27 December 2008
118.

Marvelous Julie!

Author: dbdumonteil on 15 April 2008
119.

Absolutely flawless.

10/10
Author: dead47548 on 8 January 2008
120.

Comment and question

Author: WAIELLO on 20 November 2005
121.

Read the book, instead.

Author: megan-27 on 21 January 2002
122.

One of the most moving films ever made.

9/10
Author: michelle on 10 October 2001
123.

I think this is the best movie James Dean made.

10/10
Author: rolynnd on 5 March 2000
124.

Good, unless you read the book first.

Author: Brian Ford (bford@cjnetworks.com) on 27 September 1998
125.

Kazan Master-work with Jimmy, Julie and Steinbeck!

9/10
Author: shepardjessica-1 on 14 December 2004
126.

Good, but not quite good enough

6/10
Author: Dave Godin on 25 March 2002
127.

motivation

Author: IRVIN8 on 23 October 2001
128.

could not watch it

2/10
Author: drutkoff on 23 June 2011
129.

Points for acting, cinematography; screenplay, pacing, Kate all wrong

7/10
Author: jayekrohn on 25 September 2006
130.

This is the Film that made me a James Dean fan.

Author: Jay09101951 on 6 June 2005
131.

Terrific film

Author: pompaj on 25 July 2000
132.

This is a TRUE screen gem!

10/10
Author: (roman11@aol.com) on 2 July 2003
133.

Brilliant novel - tedious film

1/10
Author: ONMeany on 27 March 1999
134.

Disappointed reader

4/10
Author: uniformsierraalpha7 on 22 September 2013
135.

Poor Book-to-Movie Portrayal

4/10
Author: tpace4288 on 21 September 2013
136.

East of Eden

6/10
Author: Jackson Booth-Millard on 24 December 2012
137.

Revolutionary

9/10
Author: JamesDean1955 on 15 December 2010
138.

Great Movie

Author: devonb186 on 8 November 2010
139.

Interesting story and stellar performance by Dean

7/10
Author: BernardoPinto on 7 October 2010
140.

nothing like the book

7/10
Author: arthera09 on 21 May 2010
141.

Save Yourself the Time and Read the Book

7/10
Author: Bensmola Max on 11 May 2010
142.

Ahhhhh Mr. Dean...

7/10
Author: Kait Cronin (k-cronin) on 9 December 2009
143.

fruitless effort

6/10
Author: fauxface on 2 December 2009
144.

A Must See in so many ways...

10/10
Author: glenstff on 30 September 2009
145.

A movie that does the book no justice whatsoever

3/10
Author: james-j-lee on 31 August 2013
146.

" . . . and went to the land of Nod, East of Eden"

8/10
Author: charlytully on 23 June 2009
147.

Hollywood Ending...

Author: Pandelis on 22 July 2007
148.

slimmed down and off balance

Author: thelastonehere on 15 June 2005
149.

West of Hollywood

Author: caspian1978 on 26 December 2003
150.

Horrible adaptation

Author: Candice on 14 August 2003
151.

The single greatest performance by an actor ever

Author: johnwaynerulz on 19 January 2001
152.

Faithful or not is not the main issue Jack

Author: Aw-komon on 3 April 2000
153.

A peculiar--albeit gorgeous--relic

5/10
Author: Michael Fargo on 8 May 2008
154.

Losing Paradise.

Author: tfrizzell on 16 June 2005
155.

What were they thinking?

5/10
Author: jayes on 28 May 2006
156.

EAST OF EDEN (DIDIER BECU)

7/10
Author: Didier (Didier-Becu) on 8 March 2004
157.

I hate to say this, folks, but....

Author: Mike Sh. (michaelshannon123@comcast.net) on 23 June 2001
158.

The Prodigal Son ll, This Time it's Personal !

3/10
Author: T Y on 15 March 2008
159.

comparison to book

5/10
Author: slesch3397 on 4 October 2013
160.

Near perfect movie

9/10
Author: preppy-3 on 28 February 2009
161.

Another Scene Missing!?!

10/10
Author: shanfrina on 28 April 2008
162.

Masterpiece

Author: Michael_Elliott on 13 March 2008
163.

..we used to see stars like James Dean on the street.....and Pink's...

10/10
Author: fimimix on 29 June 2006
164.

Slow start, good end.

5/10
Author: steinw on 8 July 2002
165.

Cain and Abel, Esau and Jacob

10/10
Author: anonymous on 23 May 1999
166.

The book was better

5/10
Author: elonrose (elonrose@yahoo.com) on 19 June 2003
167.

Terrific, classic allegory of the Cain & Abel story

Author: nickandrew on 29 July 2001

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