Sayonara (1957)

Sayonara takes its own sweet time to unfold; in so doing, it permits us to make intimate acquaintance with its characters, so as to better understand their multitextured motivations. The film is set in Japan during the Korean War. While on… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 5, 1957
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Emanuel Levy

Logan's message picture about interracial marriage is made more enjoyable by the then novelty of locations shooting in Japan as well as likable performances from Marlon Brando, Red Buttons, and rest of the cast.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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The supporting cast is remarkable, especially Red Buttons.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Engaging drama of servicemen in Japan. Top acting by all.

Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Brando's terrific performance elevates an otherwise unexceptional, though well-intentioned, film

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The main plot points have become dated over time, nevertheless the action still feels sincere.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
I saw Sayonara a long time ago after a friend recommended it to me. It is a great love story. It has some funny moments, some sad moments, some senti moments,… More
John Ballantine
Brando takes a break from serious films to earn a bit of cash and some recognition in Sayonara. It lacks freshness today and likely can only be viewed as… More
Lanning : )
This is another one of those watershed films that is so far ahead of its time in dealing with issues of race, love, and marriage. Definitely one of… More
Mike T.
The sociopolitical content of this movie becomes its singular driving force at times, and its approach to that material is underwhelming. Joshua Logan's… More
Cameron Johnson
"My woman from Tokyo, she makes me see!" Well, actually, this man's woman is from Kobe, but, hey, the military ostensibly can't even tell… More
Leo L