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"...Probably the most influential action movie made....[The film] cemented Akira Kurosawa's rep as one of cinema's all-time greats..."Total Film54.58857

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"...Probably the most influential action movie made....[The film] cemented Akira Kurosawa's rep as one of cinema's all-time greats..."Total Film54.58857

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"...[Kurosawa's] swansong..."Sight and Sound "...There's an abundance of striking imagery throughout, particularly in early vignettes that celebrate childhood innocence..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Grand....The magical and mysterious are mixed with the practical, funny and polemical..."New York Times "...[The tales'] awesome visual beauty encourages a degree of patience that's usually well rewarded..."Entertainment Weekly "...AKIRA KUROSAWA'S DREAMS contains some of the most beautiful images ever conceived by the man who is widely regarded as the world's greatest living director..."Los Angeles Times54.15836

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"...What really gives the film its impact is less the multi-layered narrative than the dynamic direction and powerhouse performance from Toshiro Mifune..." Sight and Sound "A look at RASHOMON's exquisite visuals makes it apparent that Sergio Leone's westerns were inspired by more than just Akira Kurosawa's plots." Premiere 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] taut study of the subjectivity of truth....RASHOMON's intricate moves have been borrowed by a legion of Hollywood imitators, from THE USUAL SUSPECTS to VANTAGE POINT."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Audiences were captivated by the lyrical beauty of Kurosawa's direction and the dynamic power of his editing, zipping the narrative along with hard-edged horizontal wipes."Total Film "The wonder of RASHOMON is that while the shadowplay of truth and memory is going on, we are absorbed by what we trust is an unfolding story."Chicago Sun-Times "Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's 1950 RASHOMON has had such a profound cultural influence that there is even a psychosociological phenomenon named after it."Washington Post54.14143

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"...What really gives the film its impact is less the multi-layered narrative than the dynamic direction and powerhouse performance from Toshiro Mifune..."Sight and Sound "A look at RASHOMON's exquisite visuals makes it apparent that Sergio Leone's westerns were inspired by more than just Akira Kurosawa's plots."Premiere 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] taut study of the subjectivity of truth....RASHOMON's intricate moves have been borrowed by a legion of Hollywood imitators, from THE USUAL SUSPECTS to VANTAGE POINT."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Audiences were captivated by the lyrical beauty of Kurosawa's direction and the dynamic power of his editing, zipping the narrative along with hard-edged horizontal wipes."Total Film "The wonder of RASHOMON is that while the shadowplay of truth and memory is going on, we are absorbed by what we trust is an unfolding story."Chicago Sun-Times "Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's 1950 RASHOMON has had such a profound cultural influence that there is even a psychosociological phenomenon named after it."Washington Post54.14142

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4 stars out of 4 -- "The tale is elegantly simple....A cinephile's dream."Rolling Stone54.1405

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"...Witty and surprisingly reflective....The result is a good little action picture with plenty of smarts and a nonchalant air..." Los Angeles Times "...Akira Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI is not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century..." Chicago Sun-Times "...THE SEVEN SAMURAI is still a movie that matters..." USA Today "...[A] forceful action movie, perhaps most startling because its heroes never lose sight of their honor and humanity..." Premiere "[S]till one of the most stirring adventure stories in the movies..."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n adventure film with a complex emotional core -- that Hollywood has been imitating for years."Rolling Stone54.00723

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"...Witty and surprisingly reflective....The result is a good little action picture with plenty of smarts and a nonchalant air..." Los Angeles Times "...Akira Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI is not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century..." Chicago Sun-Times "...THE SEVEN SAMURAI is still a movie that matters..." USA Today "...[A] forceful action movie, perhaps most startling because its heroes never lose sight of their honor and humanity..." Premiere "[S]till one of the most stirring adventure stories in the movies..."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n adventure film with a complex emotional core -- that Hollywood has been imitating for years."Rolling Stone54.00723

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"...Sweeping..." -- RecommendedPremiere "...Kurosawa directs RAN with the easy grace that comes of a lifetime's experience..." Sight and Sound "...Brisk and vital, elegiac and contemplative, intimate and epic, tragic yet shot through with humor. It combines the energy of youth with the perspective of maturity..." Los Angeles Times "...The film is visually magnificent. Kurosawa refined everything he learned about battle scenes in KAGEMUSHA and the earlier samurai epics..." Chicago Sun-Times "...A deft switch on Shakespeare's King Lear....[A] stirring epic about familial deceit..." USA Today "The film] still packs a punch 19 years after its original release." Uncut "Transposing King Lear to feudal Japan, Akira Kurosawa delivers this visual feast of Shakespeare, No theater, and action epics." Entertainment Weekly Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten DVDs Of The Year -- "With his last great masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa accomplished the remarkable -- improving upon Shakespeare." Entertainment Weekly 5 stars out of 5 -- "Intimate and epic, beautiful and savage, RAN glides between astonishing action sequences and forceful drama..."Total Film53.91234

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"...A small gangster/neorealist masterpiece..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...One of Akira Kurosawa's early significant movies....The director reaps a lot of atmosphere here shooting in muddy street settings..." USA Today "Kurosawa's noirish melodrama has a lyricism and depth his epics don't always achieve." Uncut "With its central image of a thick, toxic pond, the film makes potent use of disease as a metaphor for the state of post-war Japan." Sight and Sound53.88346

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[U]nderneath there's still the love and regard for characters caught up in the plights of their lives; Kurosawa is one of the great humanists of cinema."Chicago Sun-Times53.8656

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"...A rousing action-adventure...[and] a portrait of and an elegy to spiritual purity." -- Rating: A Entertainment Weekly "As in many Sokurov and Tarkovsky films, the landscape is as important as any character..."Sight and Sound53.77397

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"...[The film] blends intimate characterisation with vast vistas....The CinemaScope cinematography lends sweep..."Total Film53.72816

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"Kurosawa reworks HAMLET as a tale of corporate skullduggery in '60s Tokyo." Uncut "Toshiro Mifune brings real edge to his role as the wronged son out to avenge his father..." Sight and Sound "BAD feels stunningly topical, it has a cool title, and Mifune boils brightly..." Entertainment Weekly "This is a great movie, brimming with heart-pounding tension..." Rolling Stone53.72816

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"...A sweeping epic of the times of clan wars in 16th century Japan....Tatsuya Nakadai is extraordinary..." Variety "...[Kurosawa's] most physically elaborate, most awesome film, full of magnificent views....Majestic..." New York Times "...[A] classic..." USA Today "[O]ften breathtaking..." Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "Primarily a chamber piece shot in muted tones, it switches to exaggerated colour for a couple of large-scale battles..."Total Film "[S]hot in spectacular fashion. The use of colour and landscape is hugely impressive..."Sight and Sound53.68234

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"...One of the truest presentations of Shakespeare's tragedy..."Los Angeles Times "...Kurosawa's visual daring is sustained to the very end....This stands as one of the most successful translations of Shakespeare to film..." Sight and Sound53.68234

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"...There's no lack of stunningly choreographed action scenes....[With a] final, breathtaking showdown..." Sight and Sound "...SANJURO exhibits all of Kurosawa's formal beauty while parodying the conventions of the Japanese action film..." Total Film "The climactic duel shows the great Japanese director at his controlled, no-frills best." Uncut53.68234

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"...One of the truest presentations of Shakespeare's tragedy..."Los Angeles Times "...Kurosawa's visual daring is sustained to the very end....This stands as one of the most successful translations of Shakespeare to film..."Sight and Sound53.68234

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"...[The film] blends intimate characterisation with vast vistas....The CinemaScope cinematography lends sweep..."Total Film53.68234

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"[With] superb tension-racheting sequences..." Uncut "Kurosawa expertly balances cop-thriller elements with quieter, more personal moments." Sight and Sound "[A]n epic doozy....Witness its many intricately timed sequences..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly53.63652

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"[With] superb tension-racheting sequences..."Uncut "Kurosawa expertly balances cop-thriller elements with quieter, more personal moments."Sight and Sound "[A]n epic doozy....Witness its many intricately timed sequences..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly53.63652

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"...Meticulous and perfectionist as ever, Kurosawa had an entire small town constructed for the film..."Sight and Sound "[B]eguiling..." Uncut53.63652

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"...There's no lack of stunningly choreographed action scenes....[With a] final, breathtaking showdown..." Sight and Sound "...SANJURO exhibits all of Kurosawa's formal beauty while parodying the conventions of the Japanese action film..." Total Film "The climactic duel shows the great Japanese director at his controlled, no-frills best." Uncut53.63652

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"This Dostoevsky adaptation is as close as Kurosawa came to making a full-blown melodrama." Sight and Sound53.40744

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"...Kurosawa opens his story with a deliberate, low-key pacing, although at the end there is rage against the dying of the light..." Chicago Sun-Times "...Kurosawa never lets us forget that Watanabe's courage is as great as that of any warrior....A tale of heroism..." Sight and Sound "[An] extraordinary urban epic with an unusual two-part story construction that turns out to be the right narrative choice."USA Today "[With] storytelling brio, sharp observation, and incredible emotional power..."Premiere "Takashi Shimura delivers a fine, understated performance..." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his moving melodrama continued Kurosawa's revolt against narrative linearity....This is a masterpiece of humanist cinema..."Empire53.40744

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"...Kurosawa opens his story with a deliberate, low-key pacing, although at the end there is rage against the dying of the light..." Chicago Sun-Times "...Kurosawa never lets us forget that Watanabe's courage is as great as that of any warrior....A tale of heroism..." Sight and Sound "[An] extraordinary urban epic with an unusual two-part story construction that turns out to be the right narrative choice."USA Today "[With] storytelling brio, sharp observation, and incredible emotional power..."Premiere "Takashi Shimura delivers a fine, understated performance..." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his moving melodrama continued Kurosawa's revolt against narrative linearity....This is a masterpiece of humanist cinema..."Empire53.40744

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"...Inspired by Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and visited by the spirit of a wiseacre Lewis Carroll....A fair amount of amusement..."New York Times0.458165

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"...Inspired by Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and visited by the spirit of a wiseacre Lewis Carroll....A fair amount of amusement..."New York Times0.458165

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"...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth." Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves." New York Times "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick." Widescreen Review0.4165217

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"...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth." Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves." New York Times "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick." Widescreen Review0.4165217

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"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."Entertainment Weekly "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."New York Times "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."Widescreen Review0.4165217

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"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."Entertainment Weekly "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."New York Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."Widescreen Review0.4165217

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"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."Entertainment Weekly "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."New York Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."Widescreen Review0.4165217

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"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."Entertainment Weekly "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."New York Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."Widescreen Review0.4165217

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"...Tightly constructed....The script has fun playing with our common knowledge of insects..." Sight and Sound "...A hellzapoppin creature-feature jamboree..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Rowdier than a New Year's Eve party..."-- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A BUG'S LIFE makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world..." New York Times "...Lasseter brilliantly exploits the material for both laughs and pathos, while pushing the technological parameters of computer animation even beyond the already impressive feat of TOY STORY..." -- 4 out of 5 stars Box Office "...[A BUG'S LIFE has] an unfettered imagination....This footloose humor comes from both the writing and the direction..." Los Angeles Times "[T]he SEVEN SAMURAI-like story provides a solid framework for stunning animation and winning characters, including Dave Foley's nice work in the lead."A.V. Club0.366532

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"LA ROUE grips like a wrench from the opening all-stops-out train crash to the final haunting scenes in the snow-blasted Alps."Sight and Sound0.366532

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"...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..." Los Angeles Times "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..." New York Times "...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..." USA Today "...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..." Variety "...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..." Rolling Stone "...Peter Jackson has pulled out all the stops....Jackson and his team of homegrown artisans have created an exciting form of digital epic filmmaking..." Film Comment "...The visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..." Box Office "...THE LORD OF THE RINGS so far stands among the best adaptations of a major work of fantasy ever managed by the cinema..." Sight and Sound0.3570186

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"...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..." Los Angeles Times "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..." New York Times "...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..." USA Today "...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..." Variety "...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..." Rolling Stone "...Peter Jackson has pulled out all the stops....Jackson and his team of homegrown artisans have created an exciting form of digital epic filmmaking..." Film Comment "...The visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..." Box Office "...THE LORD OF THE RINGS so far stands among the best adaptations of a major work of fantasy ever managed by the cinema..." Sight and Sound0.3570186

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"...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..." Los Angeles Times "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..." New York Times "...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..." USA Today "...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..." Variety "...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..." Rolling Stone "...Peter Jackson has pulled out all the stops....Jackson and his team of homegrown artisans have created an exciting form of digital epic filmmaking..." Film Comment "...The visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..." Box Office "...THE LORD OF THE RINGS so far stands among the best adaptations of a major work of fantasy ever managed by the cinema..." Sight and Sound0.3570186

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