Bus Stop
Bus Stop (1956)

Though it seems dated now, this film adaptation of William Inge's romantic comedy-drama was considered pretty hot stuff in its day, which was 1956. Directed by Joshua Logan from George Axelrod's script of Inge's Broadway hit,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1956
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Boorish comedy mingling incompetently with underfed character drama.

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Fernando F. Croce

The Taming of the Shrew appears oddly depressing when re-imagined as a mid-century hick minstrel show

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Emanuel Levy

Though Don Murray is the only actor to get an Oscar nod, the main reason to see Joshua Logan's serio comedy, based on Inge's play, is Marilyn Monroe, who shines as the country girl with big Hollywood aspirations.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

I suspect that some viewers will either like the film because of Monroe's performance, or hate it because of Murray's.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A dramatic departure for Marilyn Monroe, who broadens her acting chops in the role of singer Cherrie.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Moody and realistic, maybe Monroe's best

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Broadway based movie reduces romance to a physical attraction and of never saying I'm sorry for being a male predator.

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Mark Bourne

Bus Stop is heavy with the corn syrup and plays today as a relic from a less-evolved epoch, but it works, largely because of Monroe.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Monroe has the courage to make Cherie a far less talented performer than Monroe was herself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
I saw a stage play version of this before seeing the film. Compared to the bus stop/diner set that the stage play is locked into, this movie spends very little… More
Brandon Williamson
Bus Stop is a somewhat entertaining hillybilly love story between Beau, a stubborn, romantically-inexperienced cowboy in town for the rodeo, and Cherie, a… More
Alec Barniskis
It should actually be listed as "inspired by Inge's play", not "based on" since it throws just about everything from the source… More