Dersu Uzala Reviews

July 18, 2019
This is a faithful portrait of man's best virtues. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2018
The film's finest passage occurs when the hunter and the captain are stranded on a frozen lake-a harrowing, spooky-gorgeous spectacle of supernatural realism.
July 21, 2006
a gorgeous looking and highly affecting adventure
July 19, 2006
It's sweetly told and heartwarming, much like a Disney film, but not demanding much of the viewer.
March 18, 2006
June 25, 2005
June 14, 2005
May 9, 2005
The episodes in this second part go on endlessly, loosely, obviously. They lack the revelations of the winter scenes and they do little but belabor at length the points already made. They wreck the film's balance and make its achievements dull.
May 31, 2004
To Arseniev, Dersu embodies something civilized men have lost… Neither can really understand the other — which is precisely what makes their friendship so special.
December 1, 2003
Every frame of Dersu Uzala is simply beautiful to look at. . . . Kurosawa's 140-minute masterpiece is a . . . quietly captivating experience.
August 30, 2003
Reflects a decline in dramatic power and a doting, futile taste in sentimental hero-worship.
August 15, 2003
July 28, 2003
Kurosawa's Russian epic is breathtakinging ambitious, if a bit didactic.
November 26, 2002
Beautifully photographed but far too isolated in its characterizations.
March 22, 2001