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August 11, 2011
Dois detectives investigam o homicídio de uma stripper num bairro japonês: (C) esta a premissa pulp, supostamente descartável, que Samuel Fuller transforma num s (C)rie-B categórico, com todo o estilo, verve e coolness, que são habituais nos filmes do Mestre. Agrada-me especialmente o confronto de culturas (americana e japonesa) e a visão de um autor que, em 1959, já sabia perfeitamente situar a história num contexto de atrito racial, que dominou mil filmes de acção durante as d (C)cadas de 70, 80 e 90. Venha mais Fuller.
July 21, 2008
another good one from Fuller just rewatched and it is the best classic movie i've seen in a while the music fits the subject matter is really racey for its time well done and well handled by fuller a must see essential-oops stealing from those other guys:)
November 28, 2010
Before there was Spike Lee, few recognized the uneasiness of discussing the subject of race-relations in America on film more than Sam Fuller.
½ December 13, 2010
Rather solid and boundary pushing for its day, until it reaches the third act, where it all goes out the window. It's rather disappointing, as Fuller had made the transition from "murder mystery" to "love triangle drama" rather smoothly and effectively, but the resolution to the murder mystery is very sloppy. Especially when the "Mac" character appears out of nowhere for a few shots at he end. The acting is...OK, but Fuller is the real star here, his robust visuals aided by a very stark and no-nonsense cutting style.
Super Reviewer
½ May 27, 2010
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Crimson Kimono", a stripper, Sugar Torch, is shot and killed on Main Street in Los Angeles. Since a witness cannot make a postive identifcation of the killer, the two detectives assigned to the case, Charlie Bancroft(Glenn Corbett) and Joe Kojaku(James Shigeta), have little to go on. The only clues they have are a painting in Sugar's dressing room and the knowledge that she was working on a Japanese themed act for Las Vegas. Kojaku talks to an martial arts acquaintance who was set to be featured in the act while Joe talks to a painter friend, Mac(Anna Lee).[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]"The Crimson Kimono" gets off to a good start and has memorable characters to spare but eventually the mystery takes a back seat to the personal lives of the lead characters. It does help that both halves of the movie dovetail nicely at the end. The movie is far ahead of its time in its depiction of the Asian-American community in general, and the Japanese-American community specifically. [/font]
March 2, 2009
well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch..its an old black n white movie but its worth a watch...i think that victoria shaw, anna lee, paul dubbov, james shigeta play good parts throughout this movie its an enjoyable movie 2 watch...i think that the director of this Mystery & Suspense movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie..its a good 1950's movie 2 watch
October 13, 2008
I found the way Fuller uses dialogue to be extremely fun. The way he mentions the face, and anything on the face, like ' I can see it in your face ' and stuff like that. I quite like how he uses that and brings this rather low-budget thriller with a not so entirely satisfying twist to life for the most part and even divert its tale.
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