Tky orimpikku (Tokyo Olympiad) Reviews

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Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It is as welcome -- even if mainly to track and movie buffs -- as the finish line is to a marathon runner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
Ichikawa's 1965 documentary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics is a document not just of an event but also of a time and place and a culture.
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
October 3, 2002
Tokyo Olympiad is a stunning testament - both to the Olympic athletes it focuses on, and the craft of artistic documentary filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 1, 2002
'Despite the unnecessary preaching of peace and brotherhood, Ichikawa truly captures a far more intimate portion of Olympic spirit than recorded anywhere else'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 22, 2002
The torch-bearer running across the screen, as Mount Fuji fills the background, stands as one of the most profoundly moving shots in cinematic history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 21, 2002
a visual marvel of cinematic techniques, many of which were groundbreaking at the time in terms of what was acceptable for a sports documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Fred Camper
Chicago Reader
January 22, 2002
Though it's visually choppy, with some disruptive zooms, the 'Scope format matches the subject's scale, and Ichikawa's emphasis on shared human experience is compelling.
Top Critic
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
By plunging us into the action, Ichikawa creates a unique intimacy between athlete and audience. Even after countless hours of watching televised sports, the effect is revelatory.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An epic study of athletes struggling, against their own bodies and each other, to excel. But it reaches even further, as a stirring portrait of fleeting human hopes.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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