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Akahige (Red Beard) Reviews

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Something for everyone. A masterpiece, and with Kurosawa that's really saying something.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 93/100

April 23, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

The final collaboration between director Akira Kurosawa and Japanese icon Toshiro Mifune is one of Kurosawa's most ambitious, personal, and heartfelt films.

Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online

June 20, 2009
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 4/5

June 17, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard is assembled with the complexity and depth of a good l9th-century novel, and it is a pleasure, in a time of stylishly fragmented films, to watch a director taking the time to fully develop his characters.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 5/5

May 31, 2004
Michael Szymanski

| Original Score: 4/5

June 20, 2003
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

A moving illustration that hope and generosity, even in small amounts, will always persevere and make a difference.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 28, 2002
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Many directors still have never created one film equal to Red Beard, which only pales when compared to Kurosawa's greatest films

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

July 12, 2002
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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A mature work that merits the term most apply to it: Dostoyevskian.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A banal, discursive and overlong Dr. Kildare-like soap opera, that's no better than General Hospital.

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

August 19, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

What saves the Criterion DVD is the commentary by film historian Stephen Prince

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2002
Christopher Null

A major miss... a protracted retelling of General Hospital in 19th century Japan.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 10, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 13, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Nick Schager
DVD Angle
March 14, 2003
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