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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 Film39.28917

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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 Times39.28917

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