The Sand Pebbles

 (1966)


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  • Critics Rating 4 critics
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User Reviews

Strong Epic Film Which Got Shafted At Oscar Night
Aug 29, 2007
ccthemovieman-1 - imdb.com
What a powerful story! It's hard to believe this epic movie - three hours in length - was nominated for eight Academy Awards and came away with nothing. It seems unjust. Well, not everything is "just" in this dramatic story,... Full review
The flag
Aug 20, 2007
pipo - yahoo.com
This movies has it all, romance, action, patriotism. McQueens best movie, he should of won the Academy award for that year. I saw this film as a child, this movie will stay in my head forever. One of my favorite scenes... Full review
The flag
Aug 20, 2007
porthos44 - yahoo.com
This movies has it all, romance, action, patriotism. McQueens best movie, he should of won the Academy award for that year. I saw this film as a child, this movie will stay in my head forever. One of my favorite scenes... Full review
Amazing
Jul 16, 2007
NickD - yahoo.com
Just amazing. I could not believe how much I enjoyed this movie. Steve MCQUEEN Is a fantastic actor and just plays the part of an edgy solider perfactly.... Full review
Amazing
Jul 16, 2007
nickbcdantonio - yahoo.com
Just amazing. I could not believe how much I enjoyed this movie. Steve MCQUEEN Is a fantastic actor and just plays the part of an edgy solider perfactly.... Full review
McQueen's best
Nov 12, 2005
Jim - yahoo.com
Anyway, I think it was his best. The visuals and scenery are wonderful. I think the tale is great. We watch McQueen's character go through changes and adaptations as he adjusts to his new life. Didn't really care for the ending,... Full review
Brilliant Unforgettable and Shattering
Nov 12, 2005
JAMES - yahoo.com
A truly epic movie in every respect. It tells the story of a U.S. Navy gunboat patrolling rivers in China in the 1920's. A civil war breaks out, and the gunboat has to rescue American missioniaries at a remote school on... Full review
McQueen's best
Nov 12, 2005
cpt_dad - yahoo.com
Anyway, I think it was his best. The visuals and scenery are wonderful. I think the tale is great. We watch McQueen's character go through changes and adaptations as he adjusts to his new life. Didn't really care for the ending,... Full review
Brilliant Unforgettable and Shattering
Nov 12, 2005
nycfm643x - yahoo.com
A truly epic movie in every respect. It tells the story of a U.S. Navy gunboat patrolling rivers in China in the 1920's. A civil war breaks out, and the gunboat has to rescue American missioniaries at a remote school on... Full review
Wow! What a terrific movie!My favorite aspect of this movie is the fearless story-telling. The movie plainly shows the prostitution business; the savagery of the fledgling nation of China; the brutality of war; a realistic view of military decision-making; Asian... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Jun 04, 2008
dvdtown.com
It is a great film, but not one that is easy to sit through. I found this 1966 movie an important film that was well worth my three hours of time, but as I have previously mentioned They are well acted and well directed. ... Full Review
| May 05, 2001
DVD Talk
The Sand Pebbles is a perfect example of what conservatives call 'wishy washy liberalism. Richard Crenna plays the mentally constipated captain as a soldier incapable of dealing with politics. ... Full Review

Frank's Reel Reviews
This might explain its lack of Oscar wins despite its nomination in several categories, including best actor, best supporting actor, best art direction, best cinematography, best film editing, best original score, best picture and best sound. The Sand Pebbles is an epic roadshow movie that many may find too long, but in the true character of the genre, director Wise utilizes the length of the movie to create a wonderful multi-layered composition of interesting characters, great story, beautiful scenery and ... Full Review

DVD Talk
This probably is Steve McQueen's best performance, the main reason The Sand Pebbles is still a memorable film. In The Sand Pebbles, Wise's no-nonsense pace flags in a story that too often is stuck in overly predictable plot sidetracks. ... Full Review

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