Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 3, 2002
All show and nobody home.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 23, 2007
Magnífico do ponto de vista estético, conta com uma direção de arte brilhante e quadros compostos com inspiração absoluta, além de ter um inventivo design de som. Mas a montagem adota um ritmo excessivamente arrastado que torna a narrativa entediante.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2007
The first episode builds an effective mood through its elliptical action and long, slow tracks through empty rooms, but this 1965 film soon levels off into academic stylization.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
March 17, 2009
A classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
We've grown accustomed to more violent, more suspenseful, and scarier stories than these, but there's no questioning the quality of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 31, 2008
A colorfully exotic offering but lacks the visceral power to explore the horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com
May 24, 2002
...the ghostly samurai court listening to Hoichi, and the samurai battle effectively form visual haikus that remain in the mind's eye
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 18, 2015
Extraordinary as Kwaidan's spectacles are, I'm even more impressed by its soundscape, the work of the great composer Toru Takemitsu.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
They're not likely to scare you outright, but hopefully you too can appreciate the craft and artistry with which they are told.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a visually ravishing film that employs dazzling color palettes and carefully composed widescreen photography to bring the viewer into an entirely supernatural world
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Couple these sound effects and voices with some remarkable pictorial images and the consequence is a horror picture with an extraordinarily delicate and sensuous quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 31, 2006
It can still hold its own against the new generation of horror films still sourcing it. Well worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It is a compendium of four ghost stories adapted from Lafcadio Hearn, so determinedly aesthetic in their design and style that horror frissons hardly get a look in. Very beautiful, though.

Film4
September 19, 2007
Visually beautiful and with some cool special effects, this is a quartet of Japenese horror ghost stories that have very few scares, although there is the odd frisson of eeriness in a couple of them.

TV Guide
September 19, 2007
Kwaidan's haunting poetry is conveyed not only in its beautiful color images, but also through the chilling soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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