The Fugitive Kind
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The Fugitive Kind
Fugitive Kind began life as Battle of Angels, a never-produced 1939 play by a young Tennessee Williams. Nearly 20 years later, Williams refined this rough-hewn theatrical effort into Orpheus Descending, which enjoyed a respectable Broadway run. The renamed film version stars Marlon Brando as Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter who wanders into a deliciously Williamsesque Mississippi town. Here he becomes involved in the problems of alcoholic Carole Cutrere (Joanne Woodward) and unhappily married Lady Torrence (Anna Magnani) and also runs afoul of Torrence's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unfortunately the movie doesnt offer much else to supplement Brandos masterstrokes."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Carregado de subtexto e profundamente crítico no que diz respeito ao conservadorismo norte-americano, traz Brando e Magnani impecáveis e intensos em uma narrativa sensível e impecavelmente comandada por Lumet."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...though Brando delivers a performance that's just as engaging and mesmerizing as one might expect, the movie is a dull, relentlessly talky exercise in pointlessness."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Seeing Marlon Brando still at the young, Method-fueled heights of his career makes the film imminently watchable"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"The superb acting by Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, and Joanne Woodward and some lyrical passages of Tennessee William's play compensate for the stagnant production--a must for Brando fans."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An almost unbelievably sluggish and uninflected adaptation of Tennessee Williams' searing Orpheus Descending."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Highly theatrical and dripping with gothic atmosphere, it's hardly realistic and the love story never convinces, but it is mesmerizing..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"A stagy and ponderous film that lacks soul."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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