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Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) Reviews

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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
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
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
August 29, 2017
An exemplar of a career and an aesthetic universe that's extraordinary even in much weaker films than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2004
Provides endless pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
July 16, 2003
All Ozu's films are great.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2002
His scenes pack far more emotional punch than any of Jerry Bruckheimer's explosive special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 28, 2008
Yasujiro Ozu's film is in color, and the screen compositions are incredible.
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.
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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.
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
July 28, 2008
A thoroughly absorbing affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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