The Ugly American
The Ugly American (1963)

Based on the novel by William J. Lederer, Marlon Brando stars as a U.S. ambassador to a small Asian country who arrives to find political battles brewing; a communist rebellion threatens the construction of an American financed highway.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 2, 1963
DVD 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: 70% 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