Dreams

Dreams

55%

Opening

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
54% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01

Premieres Tonight

—— The Almighty Johnsons: Season 3
—— Hemlock Grove: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

25% Black Box: Season 1
100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
88% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
44% Working the Engels: Season 1

Dreams Reviews

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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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There's greatness in the film's first hour.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 4, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

his is clearly the work of a master filmmaker, even if his Dreams are as unpredictable and uneven as our own.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 4, 2013
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

I wish I could say that every segment is fantastic, but just like so many other "short story films", it's a mixed bag.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Beautiful to look at but a rather empty fantasy film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

February 2, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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In the uneven career of Akira Kurosawa, two limiting factors were sentimentality and preachiness, and both come to the fore in this 1990 collection of eight dreams.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 9, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Only during a final procession does the old Kurosawa magic get a brief look-in, but by then the hackneyed moralising and dramatic languor have ensured that, despite the well-meaning message, it's hard to care.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide

Worth seeing if you are a fan of the director, but for anyone else I'd suggest first seeking out his more famous films of the 1950s and '60s.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

January 20, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Visually stunning, but dramatically pretty lacking.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 11, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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It's something altogether new for Kurosawa, a collection of short, sometimes fragmentary films that are less like dreams than fairy tales of past, present and future. The magical and mysterious are mixed with the practical, funny and polemical.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Each [of the eight shorts] is beautifully photographed, and as eye candy alone, they are phenomenal. Unfortunately, several are sluggishly paced.

| Original Score: c

April 4, 2003
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Perhaps the biggest and most painful vanity project ever put to film.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 13, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It is a satisfying summation of a well-spent career.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...brief, moral tales emphasizing visual splendor, imagery, and imagination over conventional characterization and narrative.

| Original Score: 7/10

March 4, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Dreams will knock your eyes out without ignoring the mind and heart.

May 12, 2001
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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It's dreamy only in one respect: It's a snooze.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A magnificent, immensely absorbing experience.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2005
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2003
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