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Akasen chitai (Street of Shame) Reviews

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

| Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2004
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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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
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

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
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Well worth seeing, if only as a challenge.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
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
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2005
David Denby
New Yorker
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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

Time Out
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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

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
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