Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) Reviews

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September 7, 2020
I know very few lovers of cinema who don't embrace Ozu.
August 30, 2017
An exemplar of a career and an aesthetic universe that's extraordinary even in much weaker films than this one.
July 10, 2014
...there isn't a detail in Floating Weeds that isn't meant to be carefully seen.
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 28, 2008
Ozu's familiar combination of melancholy regret and buoyant comic gaiety is beguilingly in evidence.
July 28, 2008
A thoroughly absorbing affair.
July 28, 2008
Yasujiro Ozu's film is in color, and the screen compositions are incredible.
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.
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
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 23, 2005
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.
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.
May 24, 2004
Provides endless pleasure.
August 22, 2003
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.
July 16, 2003
All Ozu's films are great.
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
July 5, 2002
His scenes pack far more emotional punch than any of Jerry Bruckheimer's explosive special effects.
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