Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

1990, Drama, 1h 59m

26 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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This late-career anthology by Akira Kurosawa often confirms that Dreams are more interesting to the dreamer than their audience, but the directorial master still delivers opulent visions with a generous dose of heart. Read critic reviews

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This imaginative Japanese production presents a series of short films by lauded director Akira Kurosawa. In one chapter, a young boy spies on foxes that are holding a wedding ceremony; the following installment features another youth, who witnesses a magical moment in an orchard. In the segment "Crows," an aspiring artist enters the world of a painting and encounters Vincent van Gogh (Martin Scorsese). Many of the films in this inventive movie are tied together by an environmental theme.

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Audience Reviews for Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

  • Jul 05, 2010
    Very, very good. A visual delight and wonderfully atmospheric. Delves into light and dark and all between. Not to be forgotten, I feel as though 'Dreams' is very unique and cherish-able.
    Kyle M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2009
    Such a beautiful movie this is. Truly a feast for the eyes.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2009
    some beautiful imagery for sure, but for a film that relies so heavily on visuals not the best in kurosawa's catalog.
    chase _ Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2009
    Great film. Outstanding in every way. I just saw it again on Saturday, August 18, 2018. It holds up beautifully. Kurosawa is worth watching just for his visual magic, as is Fellini. However, in this film he tells a number of fascinating short stories, each as compelling as the others. I am a fan, so this is a biased review.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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