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Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) Reviews

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TV Guide
July 28, 2008
A variation on the theme of the family that pervades nearly all Ozu's pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Sooner or later, everyone who loves movies comes to Ozu. He is the quietest and gentlest of directors, the most humanistic, the most serene. But the emotions that flow through his films are strong and deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Don Willmott
August 4, 2004
Like all of Ozu's work, it's incredibly human, and that can be a rarity in the artificial world of the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 24, 2004
Provides endless pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The sheer beauty of Ozu's exquisite (and typically eccentric) compositions and the expressive use of sound tell all you need know about the characters, their emotions and relationships.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 16, 2003
All Ozu's films are great.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Dan Jardine
December 22, 2006
As with much of Ozu's ouevre, verges on the melodramatic, but shows just enough restraint to prevent descent into such syrupy realms
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 5, 2002
His scenes pack far more emotional punch than any of Jerry Bruckheimer's explosive special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Douglas Pratt
July 28, 2008
Yasujiro Ozu's film is in color, and the screen compositions are incredible.
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Ozu is, however, very special in his technique, which by the end of his career, had become very modest, lucid and lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
A poignant tale of everyday folk; their lives, loves and losses, rendered with exquisite care, compassion and no small measure of humanity by one of the masters of Japanese cinema.
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Josh Larsen
July 10, 2014
...there isn't a detail in Floating Weeds that isn't meant to be carefully seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 28, 2008
This is a vibrant movie, one of his few in colour, and touches on universal themes through the story of a middle-aged actor and his young mistress coming with a second-rate kabuki company to a small coastal town.
Tom Dawson
July 29, 2003
Richly atmospheric, with its expressive use of colour, lyrical cutaways, and masterly interior compositions -- predominantly shot from Ozu's trademark low-level camera position -- impressively illustrating the director's visual artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 28, 2008
A thoroughly absorbing affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
His spare, slow-moving films are not for all tastes, but once the rhythms are accepted, Ozu's work offers a unique emotional experience.
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
It's slow, slightly old fashioned, and one of Ozu's weaker works, but even in one of his lesser works there's still much to marvel at and appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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