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Onmyoji Reviews

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May 4, 2003
The worst foreign film I have ever seen in the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 2, 2003
Certainly there are dueling wizards, torchlight swordfights and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon effects. But the moments of action are interspersed with lengthy plot developments that are hard to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 2, 2003
Should strike a strong chord among fans of Japanese period films, particularly those with a mythical, mystical bent like Ugetsu and Kwaidan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2003
Goofy and campy and unabashedly old-fashioned, from the silent-era acting technique to the overwrought direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2003
Rarely solemn or dull, and Takita holds its disparate parts together fairly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 30, 2003
What's missing is conviction, a sense that these are real people instead of actors in ornate costumes stepping gingerly through antique sets.
April 25, 2003
Crazier than a rat in a can, but certainly fun.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
For Americans, accustomed to more polished effects and far more violent action, Onmyoji is bound to appear tame and a tiny bit precious.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2003
The quality of the CGI-heavy special effects is variable ... but the demon zombies and Doson's cackling familiar are crowd pleasers.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 24, 2003
The tone is loose and jokey enough to stave off heaviness.
April 24, 2003
An epic tale of love, sacrifice and redemption that attains a Shakespearean aura of grandeur and nobility of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 24, 2003
A ghostly and gorgeous tale.
April 22, 2003
Unless one is Japanese or seriously devoted to its culture, history and lore, a viewer will get immediately lost in this tale of supernatural phenomena.
April 22, 2003
Succeeds in visual splendor (it was shot on location in Kyoto) but falls flat on characterization.
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