Picnic (1955)

This film was adapted by Daniel Taradash from the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Inge play. Hal Carter is a handsome drifter who ambles into a small Kansas town to look up old college chum Alan. Hoping to hit up Alan for a job, Hal ends up… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Clunky and awkward, with inane dialogue, it's a movie to show how attitudes have changed.

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Emanuel Levy

An emorionally intense small-town melodrama, in which all the women are love or sex-starved, but is extremely well acted by William Holden, Rosalind Russell, and Kim Novak

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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A real meatball.

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Jim Hunter
A lower class drifter enlists an old college friend to introduce him to Southern society, which includes a pair of sisters, one coquettish and the other plain… More
jay nixon
Alittle overheated but Kim is beautiful and all the performances are well done.
Lanning : )
Not a darling of the critics, <i>Picnic</i> has suffered from robust shellackings by popular voices such as the renowned Roger Ebert -- with whom I… More
Veronique Kwak
"picnic" is william holden's attempt to flaunt that he could also be a romantic lead after his comeptent portrait of rugged veteran characters in… More
AJ Verser
An okay melodrama, it's not bad, but it's pretty boring for the most part.
John Ballantine
There isn't much love for Picnic among the critics or the people on here but I thought it was excellent. William Holden is great as the drifter who sets… More