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Kawasakiho ruze (Kawasaki's Rose) Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
January 23, 2011
I haven't seen so much information so lazily and clunkily delivered since the finale of the 2007 French film Tell No One. It doesn't matter if you've not seen it; just know that it should have really been called: Tell Everyone. Everything. Ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
December 1, 2010
The first film to confront the ghosts of government collaboration in communist Czechoslovakia may be new for Czechs, but otherwise it's a familiar invocation of a problematically buried past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press
February 25, 2011
As an exercise in cultural memory, Kawasaki's Rose is cathartic.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 24, 2010
Occasionally loses its focus and drags, but it nonetheless remains compelling, provocative and, for the most part, emotionally resonating thanks to raw performances and a delicately woven, character-driven screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.92121/10
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
November 23, 2010
A film that recognizes life as a tumultuous mess of both noble and base intensions and actions, as well as one that understands the thorny tragedies such chaos often leaves in its wake.
Matthew Sorrento
Bright Lights Film Journal
November 24, 2010
Rose cleverly uses its contemporary fictional narrative to depict documentary filmmaking's process of revealing truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 1, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 18, 2010
A soul-searching and brilliantly-acted Czech drama that plunges us into a confrontation with our own ideas and feelings about memory, idealism, and forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
November 23, 2010
Kawasaki's Rose is at least two films in one compact film-a domestic drama and a Cold War conundrum, the latter more fluid than the former.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 24, 2010
The point of this thoughtful, moving film is that the motives and actions that define human ethics are never simple and that the Communist regime was especially adept at exploiting this complexity for its own ends.
| Original Score: 4/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
December 1, 2010
Czech family drama neatly blends the personal and the political.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
November 18, 2010
A meticulous, bittersweet Czech drama about the importance of memory and the need for forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Noel Murray
AV Club
November 23, 2010
The problem with Kawasaki's Rose is that the theme is far more compelling than the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David Fear
Time Out
November 24, 2010
History is written by the winners, but even after the ink dries, everyone-including the losers-still has to live with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2011
This intricate, powerful, unsettling film brings us into a world of profound moral complexities where facile judgments must be suspended because even the best people can become complicit in evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
June 30, 2011
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Derek Elley
Variety
February 23, 2012
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