The Young Lions
The Young Lions (1958)

In this film, set during WWII, Marlon Brando plays an idealistic German whose early fascination with Nazism leads to doubt and disillusionment. American entertainer Dean Martin does his best to dodge the draft but ends up in uniform anyway.… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Despite major departures from Irwin Shaw's novel, Edward Dmytryk's film is an enjoyable, well executed WWII melodrama with top-notch turns from Marlon Brando as the sympathetic Nazi officer and Montgomery Clift as the shy Jewish-American soldier.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

All three stars shine and give this film a luster despite periodic breakdowns in the way the episodic story was told.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Belíssimo filme sobre a segunda guerra, mostrando ponto de vistas de soldados de ambos os lados do front. Brando, obviamente, assume o papel de alemão - e sua humanidade faz contraponto aos horrores que testemunha.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Long, but entertaining war drama with excellent performances across the board. Brando keeps the quirks and fussiness to a minimum and his work benefits from it.
Andre Tavares Simoni
Directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the 1949 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean Martin. The Young… More
Cameron Johnson
Ah, yes, an epic about the rise of popular alternative/indie rock band Young the Lion. That was a stretch, but, in all seriousness, this does sound like a cool… More
Mike T.
For the most part, this methodically constructed anti-war film manages to stray away from sappiness, maintaining a feeling of genuine sentiments throughout.… More