Narayama bushiko (Ballad of Narayama) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Narayama bushiko (Ballad of Narayama) Reviews

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April 15, 2013
Modern audiences may find it difficult to adjust to its laconic pace, but it is a stirring tale, full of dignity and sorrow, and worth checking out for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 6, 2013
a striking experimental mixture of Japanese folklore, theatrical traditions, and stunning camerawork
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 4, 2013
It is unquestionably one of the most beautiful films I have seen, every shot is designed, composed, lit and photographed to perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 4, 2013
Criticized by some as too conservative, this version, while less powerfully dramatic than Imamura's, nevertheless finds its own, different level of resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2011
Kinoshita's use of color is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 7, 2001
Awesome Japanese classic.
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