Sayonara (1957) - Drama, Romance

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A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban
Length: 147 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 4 out of 39 found boring (10.25%)

One-line Reviews (17)

Josh Logan as a director is often reviled, but why is it then, that hispictures are especially enjoyable, particularly with repeatviewings?

I also found both Brando's and Garner's characters tiresome, and their acting annoying and sophomoric.

High Propaganda.

It is a period piece that is very worth watching for the cast and other reasons.

This movie manages to say SOMETHING and be entertaining at the same time.

Sayonara was an entertaining look at America-Japan relations of the time .

I'll stop right there and say that this was a mostly compelling drama about the prejudices concerning American-Asian relations of romance that was very touching from beginning to end.

Its purpose, however, was not just social commentary, rather, it is entertaining and enjoyable, with innumerable lines that one just doesn't forget.

Evocative Brando Film .

An interesting movie for the subject and the actors' performances, well directed and also very entertaining.

The story line is somewhat sappy, but all in all this film is worth watching at least once.

Also,the message picture about interracial marriage is made more enjoyable by the then novelty of locations shooting in Japan.

The young Brando is excellent in his fidgeting, distracted way.

This is a masterpiece of film-as-propaganda.

Filmed in beautiful color and with stunning backgrounds I found this movie to be well worth watching just for these effects alone.

The writing is shockingly trite.

The final affront is the bland framing of shots.