The Crimson Kimono is mostly a hard-boiled cop thriller, but also manages to make a defiant anti-racist statement without ever getting on a soapbox.
It's a satisfactory Fuller work...
| Original Score: B-
... filmed with great moments of location atmosphere, [this] is one of Fuller's most striking commentaries on race.
Harry Sukman's score courts condescension whenever the action shifts to Little Tokyo, but it's the film's only slip.
Beyond the preponderance of sweaty close-ups and rat-a-tat-tat cutting in Fuller's films, his peacetime cinema views relationships as a string of tribal skirmishes.