The Sand Pebbles

Steve McQueen stars in this entirely good film about a Navy boat stationed off the shores of China just before the Communist revolution. However, the true focus on the film is the very realistic relationship of the sailors to the locals, tackling the race issue during the 60's social revolution. Today, the film is still very relevant and entertaining with McQueen giving one of the best performances of his career. Powerful? Perhaps it is a little, but I think the film is very overrated in that respect. It is captivating, but it's not moving.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Marayat Andriane, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joseph Turkel, Gavin Macleod, Joe DiReda, Richard Loo, Barney Phillips, Gus Trikonis

Directed by:

Robert Wise


1966 drama

Not Rated


Don Ignacio's score: A-

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