Osaka Elegy (Woman of Osaka) (Naniwa erejÓ) Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 26, 2013
The caustic social critic rather than the transcendental mythmaker, Kenji Mizoguchi arranges space exquisitely and fills it acerbically.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The film prefigures Mizoguchi's later work in its angry emphasis on double standards, its visual precision and its engaged but never preachy tone.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 11, 2006
Mizoguchi does a good job, without being preachy, showing a patriarchal society's ill-treatment of women.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
February 15, 2009
By the end of Osaka Elegy, Ayoko's situation warrants nothing less than a universal call for empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Fred Camper
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
One of Kenji Mizoguchi's finest efforts.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
February 26, 2013
Mizoguchi regular Isuzu Yamada contributes a superb display of abused decency, but it's the director's astute visual sense that gives the picture its power.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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