The Ugly American
The Ugly American (1963)

Taken from a best-selling book, this is an uneven, politically tinged drama by George Englund that does not really follow the book that closely. Marlon Brando is Harrison Carter MacWhite, an ambassador to a Southeast Asian country that goes… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 12, 2003
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Brando is excellent, as is Okada (notwithstanding his Japanese ethnicity) as the two old friends find themselves on opposing political sides - both right, both wrong

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Dennis Schwartz
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Too talky, conventional, vague and ponderous.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
First, it's "The Quiet American", and then it's "The Ugly American", so one has to wonder what's next in the "American… More
Sean Gillespie
If only President Johnson had watched and understood this film.
Mike T.
Englund's direction fails to spark any excitement in the audience, but Brando's volatile and passionately emotional performance keeps the film afloat.… More