Ran Reviews

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January 30, 2019
This film is the visual epic of the year, and one of the few really great movies of the 80s.
August 12, 2018
Kurosawa's greatness lies in his capacity to reveal historical similarity and variance; to find a Shakespearean sense of doom in the other, remote, and apparently alien historical place.
May 1, 2018
Ran isn't the first film many think of when they consider Kurosawa's extensive filmography, but I would posit that it is among his best.
January 3, 2018
Kurosawa may not be Shakespeare, but with images like these, he gets at something about the horror -- and hopelessness -- of being a man that is peculiarly his own.
August 8, 2016
One can never be short of things to look at while Kurasawa's Ran is in the world.
May 20, 2016
Ran is high classical tragedy several times over.
April 7, 2016
It's the intimacy of even the most gargantuan conflict that hits home in Kurosawa's masterful hands.
April 5, 2016
Akira Kurosawa's Ran is virtually in a class of its own.
April 3, 2016
An irresistible attraction that should be viewed on the biggest screen you can find.
April 3, 2016
A magisterial achievement.
April 1, 2016
[A] fiercely cinematic experience of startling metaphors, sweeping battles, intense characters, and vivid color... that deserves to be seen on a big screen... and now's your chance.
March 31, 2016
Prepare your eyes to be gouged (this is a King Lear adaptation, after all).
March 31, 2016
Perfectly paced and beautifully directed with some simply superb acting.
March 31, 2016
If anything, Ran is even darker and more pessimistic than the original.
March 29, 2016
Its true power is found in the small moments.
February 25, 2016
This is one of the year's major cinematic events. It's well worth leaving the house for, should that opportunity arise.
February 23, 2016
Ran remains gripping because it depicts not only the long-ago past, but also our hellish present.
April 23, 2014
Ran is one of the cinema's greatest works, a film of true tragic vision.
April 23, 2014
One of the supreme cinematic achievements of the last quarter-century.
April 23, 2014
The result is the year's best foreign film, an action epic to dwarf anything from Lucas or Spielberg.
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