Fred Taomae

Fred Taomae
Fred Taomae's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet I Bombed Pearl Harbor (1961) It was a fair recounting of the attack. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
95% Yojimbo (1961) Kurosawa combines his genius with Toshiro Mifune's Venice Film Festival's "best actor'' performance to come up with a film as suspenseful as [High Noon,] in which Gary Cooper dispatched his foes in the early 1950's American western. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
83% Hell to Eternity (1960) Although the film ran for two hours and twelve minutes, it did not seem that long as suspense was carried throughout. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
No Score Yet Till Tomorrow Comes (1962) Full of tenderness and melodrama, Till Tomorrow Comes is a reversion to the movies our parents used to like. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
95% Stray Dog (Nora inu) (1963) I enjoyed it very much, although not as much as some of the [other Kurosawa films]. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
No Score Yet Freedom (1957) The film was fast moving, and some of the Eastman color scenes were truly superb. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Janken musume (So Young, So Bright) (1955) The plot is weak, but the humor, lightness, fast pace, and color carry it off in fine style. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
67% Ningen no joken I (The Human Condition I) (No Greater Love) (1959) Even with a noble motive, the manner in which the picture was carried out offended my sense of justice. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
No Score Yet Muhomatsu, the Rikshaw Man (1958) Mifune, of course, is superb. There was a touch of comedy, and yet pity in his role. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô) (1963) I was afraid the same plot of Toshiro Mifune as the unwashed vagabond who cleans up the town wgs becoming monotonous... But director Akira Kurosawa added something new in the incongruous humor injected. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
93% Sayonara (1957) I especially enjoyed the theater fantaculars and thrilled that Japan's culture was so outstandingly portrayed. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
97% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) [The Hidden Fortress] is overlong and drawn out in the beginning but once it gets moving, is filled with interest, suspense, action and comedy. I enjoyed it immensely. - Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019