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Yasukuni Reviews

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 14, 2009
The film is visually compelling, but suffers because [director] Li fails to put events into context, a fact likely to confuse viewers not versed in Japanese history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 14, 2009
Directed by Chinese filmmaker Li Ying, it's an impressionistic documentary that concentrates on the Yasukuni shrine, a Japanese religious memorial to soldiers who died for the emperor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 12, 2009
Yasukuni addresses a passionately contested snarl of issues with a calm, nuanced ethical curiosity.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
August 11, 2009
The documentary's cultural impact is lost in translation -- Yasukuni initially had trouble getting shown at all in Japan -- but the skill of the enterprise isn't.