• Cure
    2 minutes 39 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Cure Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It's unsatisfying as a story precisely because it aspires to create a mounting sense of dread by enlarging questions rather than answering them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 17, 2011
David Rooney
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Tone and atmosphere mirror subject to perfection in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's hypnotic trip into the lower depths of the human mind.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

Time Out
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It's well enough acted and directed to advance Kurosawa's claim to be taken as an important new voice in Japanese cinema.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Tough to shake even when it feels more like an exercise than a movie.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

June 6, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A fascinating artifact as well as a most engrossing thriller.

January 3, 2002
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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Cure has a cumulative power of horror which even seasoned filmgoers will not be able to resist.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

October 8, 2001
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's more psychological than a genre movie, and that is the source of both its greatest interest and its biggest problem.

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September 21, 2001
David Edelstein
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A grave, magnificently creepy thriller.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 21, 2001
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
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Once again [Kurosawa] takes on a familiar genre, the murder mystery, but he imbues it with so much angst and psychological juice that it takes on a life of its own.

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August 16, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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With its gift for infusing uneasiness into every frame, Kurosawa's moody, unnerving film continues to spook us even after the lights have gone on.

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August 15, 2001
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Rather than resort to clever plot twists and reversals, Kurosawa constructs an elaborate psychological maze and then strands us in the middle of it.

Full Review Source: New York Times

August 15, 2001
John Anderson
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Cool and caustic.

Full Review Source: Newsday

August 3, 2001
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Cure sticks with you -- it's a movie about the power of suggestion that casts a troubling spell on the viewer as well.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 1, 2001
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