Drunken Angel Reviews

November 26, 2007
Kurosawa's early stylistic experimentations turn a nightclub stopover into a monstrous parody of an American jitterbug dance-off, and when blood gets finally spilled, it's in a slip-and-slide Yakuza frenzy choreographed amid splattered paint.
March 25, 2006
On the whole his imagery is forceful.
April 10, 2003
Considered by many to be Akira Kurosawa's directorial breakthrough, the movie that introduced Kurosawa the artist to the world.
March 10, 2003
Drunken Angel has also been cited by Kurosawa as the film in which the immature director finally 'discovered' himself. We can all be grateful for that self-discovery.
June 5, 2001
It's effective in its own right and a fascinating preview of films to come.
January 1, 2000
Akira Kurosawa's first critical success (1948) is an odd blend of American film noir and Italian neorealism.