“ Filmed in beautiful color and with stunning backgrounds I found this movie to be well worth watching just for these effects alone.
“ It is a period piece that is very worth watching for the cast and other reasons.
“ Its purpose, however, was not just social commentary, rather, it is entertaining and enjoyable, with innumerable lines that one just doesn't forget.
“The young Brando is excellent in his fidgeting, distracted way.
“This movie manages to say SOMETHING and be entertaining at the same time.
“Josh Logan as a director is often reviled, but why is it then, that hispictures are especially enjoyable, particularly with repeatviewings?
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ I also found both Brando's and Garner's characters tiresome, and their acting annoying and sophomoric.
“An interesting movie for the subject and the actors' performances, well directed and also very entertaining.
“ This is a masterpiece of film-as-propaganda.
“The final affront is the bland framing of shots.
“ The writing is shockingly trite.
“ High Propaganda.
“ Evocative Brando Film .