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Onibaba Reviews

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Philip Kemp
Total Film
March 4, 2013
Unflinching in its violence and eroticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
March 4, 2013
Onibaba is a chilling movie, a waking nightmare shot in icy monochrome, and filmed in a colossal and eerily beautiful wilderness.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 2, 2007
the horror of war and the horror of untrammeled market forces combine in a nightmarish vision of humanity bestialised.

TV Guide
April 14, 2007
One of the absolute peaks of atmospheric black-and-white horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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April 14, 2007
Too often, it turns out to be a pot-pourri of ravenous eating and blatant sex.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
No masterpiece by any means, it's at times overplayed, but it's striking visually, handling swift horizontal movement very well. It's also genuinely erotic.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 10, 2005
Although his artistic integrity remains untarnished, his driven rustic principals are exotic, sometimes grotesque figures out of medieval Japan, to whom a Westerner finds it hard to relate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jake Euker
July 9, 2004
Onibaba shows less interest in laying bare its meanings than in offering the occasion for the viewers' meditations on life, existence (a different thing), and whatever lies below.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2004
Interesting as a claustrophobic vision.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jon Fortgang
May 24, 2003
Onibaba graphically illustrates that brutalism, art and allegory can co-exist to spellbindingly powerful effect.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A creepy, interesting, and visually striking 1963 feature by Kaneto Shindo.
Emanuel Levy
September 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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