Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Two for the Seesaw

      Released Nov 21, 1962 2h 0m Drama List
      43% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 59% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After leaving his wife, lawyer Jerry Ryan (Robert Mitchum) moves from Omaha, Neb., to New York City to start a new life. While studying for the New York Bar Examination and working to finalize his divorce, Ryan meets dancer Gittel Mosca (Shirley MacLaine), and the two begin a cautious courtship. However, Ryan feels that he must come to terms with his failed marriage and overcome his lingering attachment to his ex-wife before he can redefine himself and embrace his budding romance. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      Two for the Seesaw

      Fandango at Home

      Rent Two for the Seesaw on Fandango at Home, or buy it on Fandango at Home.

      Critics Reviews

      View All (7) Critics Reviews
      Brenda Davies Sight & Sound Robert Wise^s rather heavy direction... is at its most laboured in a badly caricatured beatnik party sequence opening the film. Mar 17, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine The screen edition has sensibly expanded the locale and augmented the roster of characters, but neither Robert Mitchum nor Shirley MacLainc can be wholly accepted in the central roles. Oct 7, 2019 Full Review Bill Chambers Film Freak Central Two for the Seesaw is, quite frankly, one for the cinematic dustbin. Rated: 1.5/4 Dec 26, 2009 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com OK drama featuring Mitchum and MacLaine, who work somewhat oddly well together. Rated: 3/5 Mar 14, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Stage-bound and too talky. Rated: C Jan 16, 2007 Full Review Michael Szymanski International Press Academy Rated: 3/5 Oct 7, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (13) audience reviews
      Audience Member mitchum & maclaine, as always, on form. The script, although good, could have been better. Don't watch for laughs! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Mitchum is miscast as a Nebraska lawyer having a midlife crisis. He moves to Greenwich Village, where he meets dancer Shirley MacLaine, vulnerable and a harpy at the same time. Talky, dated, and so boring I quit paying attention until I looked up to see the MGM lion roaring at the end. Notable only as the picture where the leads met and had a lifelong affair. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I really wanted to like this film, being directed by the great Robert Wise, with a gorgeous jazzy score by Andre Previn, and two favorites as the romantic leads, Robert Mitchum and Shirley McClaine. Unfortunately, the story is quite predictable and rather trite. McClain and Mitchum are terrific and really do manage to carry the film. Wise directs the film with style and the black and white photography of New York City is terrific. The script is where the film lets down, with it feeling like an incredibly dated story. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member "two for the seesaw" has wonderful performances from both robert mitchum and shirley maclaine, who are great together. both of them play it genuinely and you forget they're famous actors and believe they are the characters they're portraying. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member The first thing I have to say is that this film looks amazing, the crisp B & W photography is gorgeous from the first frame until the credits roll, and both Mitchum and MacLaine are fun to watch in their roles. His uptight laconic routine plays nicely against her whimsical free spirit, even as they spend the film dancing around truly depressing situation and refusing to allow themselves to commit to one another. Good film, worth tracking down. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review ashley h Two for the Seesaw is a poignant film. It is about a guy wandering around New York. Robert Mitchum gave an excellent performance. The script is pretty good. Robert Wise did great with directing. I liked this movie but is not one of my favorites. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      40% 54% Toys in the Attic 78% 76% Some Came Running TRAILER for Some Came Running 100% 89% Days of Wine and Roses 70% 54% Hawaii 74% 72% Sweet Bird of Youth Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After leaving his wife, lawyer Jerry Ryan (Robert Mitchum) moves from Omaha, Neb., to New York City to start a new life. While studying for the New York Bar Examination and working to finalize his divorce, Ryan meets dancer Gittel Mosca (Shirley MacLaine), and the two begin a cautious courtship. However, Ryan feels that he must come to terms with his failed marriage and overcome his lingering attachment to his ex-wife before he can redefine himself and embrace his budding romance.
      Director
      Robert Wise
      Producer
      Walter Mirisch
      Screenwriter
      Isobel Lennart
      Production Co
      Seesaw Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 21, 1962, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      2h 0m
      Most Popular at Home Now