Fires of the Plain (Nobi) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fires of the Plain (Nobi) Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
October 23, 2007
This downbeat but fervent pic goes much further than the accepted war masterpieces in detailing humanity in crisis, and the spark left in one man. Production one of the most searing comments on war yet made.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
April 26, 2007
Packs a powerful antiwar message. As with Eastwood's Iwo Jima, it dispels the myth that every Japanese soldier had the suicidal desire to die for his country.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The performance of Eiji Funakoshi as the straggler cannot help but make you feel a terrible sense of the human waste and pathos represented in the ruin of this poor man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
No other film on the horrors of war has gone anywhere near as far as Kon Ichikawa's 1959 Japanese feature.