High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) Reviews

October 18, 2008
May 9, 2005
One of the best detective thrillers ever filmed.
June 13, 2002
While not a masterpiece on par with Kurosawa's best work, High And Low is a fine example of his craft, and further proof that it's not a few masterpieces but the overall scope of a career that defines a great director.
January 1, 2000
High and Low illuminates its world with a wholeness and complexity you rarely see in film.
December 3, 2016
Superb crime thriller is one of Kurosawa's richest dramatic experiences.
August 9, 2016
Gondo may not be wielding a sword, but he is as much a warrior as any of Mifune's samurai characters, and he really hates to lose.
August 1, 2011
One of the all-time-great 'procedurals'...the devilish fun is in the details for Kurosawa. [Blu-ray]
July 27, 2011
High and Low is a masterful cinematic elevator connecting two warring social perspectives, finding a common ground between them in the pressurized corners of the classic crime drama.
February 18, 2009
The images populate the widescreen frame like a pressure cooker that is ready to blow up. And in High and Low, blow up they do.
October 18, 2008