Opening

97% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Get On Up Aug 01
93% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
50% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

58% Lucy $43.9M
61% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
91% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Akasen chitai (Street of Shame) Reviews

Page 1 of 1

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Renowned for his masterful tales of women oppressed, Mizoguchi offers stinging condemnation of a Japanese tradition stretching back hundreds of years.

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

March 4, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Of all the films about prostitution, Kenji Mizoguchi's Street of Shame, made in 1956 at the end of his career, is perhaps the greatest.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 4, 2013
Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot

The film's cinematography utilizes an unusual technique for a Mizoguchi film, the close-up, whereby the camera gets steadily closer to each protagonist as the various causes of their downfall to prostitution are revealed.

Full Review Source: Reverse Shot

August 8, 2009
Anton Bitel
Film4

one of the great virtues in this tale of vice [is] its studied ambivalence towards organised prostitution, at a time when Japanese attitudes towards the trade were radically shifting.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 21, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A moving study about a group of prostitutes in Tokyo's Yoshiwara red-light district.

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

July 18, 2006

Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The settings are a far removed from the medieval landscapes of Ugetsu or The Life of Oharu, but Mizoguchi's focus on the plight of his women characters is as intent and heart-rending as ever.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The late Kenji Mizoguchi, who directed Ugetsu, failed to show as much imagination in this one as in that one.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2006
Dan Harper
Senses of Cinema

Street of Shame is one last, devastating look at how life's cruelties are especially hard on women in Japan.

Full Review Source: Senses of Cinema

November 1, 2004
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Well worth seeing, if only as a challenge.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2005
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

| Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2004
Page 1 of 1
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile