Jigokumon (Gate of Hell) Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2013
It's 1160 and a good man is hard to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 13, 2013
a powerful drama that has rightfully taken its place once again among the films that opened Western audiences' eyes to the wonders of Japanese cinema
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
April 18, 2012
This visually striking and dramatically compelling Japanese feature won two Oscars: Best Foreign Lnguage Film and Best Costume Design.
Full Review | Original Score: A

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 31, 2006
It's a visually rich movie, but in retrospect rather slight in the canon of Japanese filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is hard to convey in simple language the moving qualities of this lovely film, which, among other things, was the winner of the grand prize at the Cannes film festival last spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The film's delicately choreographed battles, its use of texture and color, and its grace of movement and composition mark it as one of those rare Japanese films that survive despite overinterpretation.
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
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