Pale Flower (Kawaita hana) Reviews

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
June 5, 2011
Director Masahiro Shinoda takes lots of chances, using close-ups and off-kilter edits to deepen his characters. A jazzy, avant-garde score throws things even more off balance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
June 4, 2011
Pale Flower sits comfortably as one of the darker noir films ever made
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 16, 2011
They get no kicks from champagne.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 2, 2007
a lost yakuza classic, part Bob Le Flambeur, part Rebel Without a Cause, but with an ecstatic blankness all its own.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 31, 2004
One of the best and most powerful yakuza films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide
March 14, 2004
A masterful, meticulously crafted, wry meditation on fate and love that any cinema fan will appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic

New York Times
May 9, 2005
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