Rashômon

1951

Rashômon

Critics Consensus

One of legendary director Akira Kurosawa's most acclaimed films, Rashomon features an innovative narrative structure, brilliant acting, and a thoughtful exploration of reality versus perception.

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Average Rating: 4.3/5

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Movie Info

This landmark Japanese masterpiece is Akira Kurosawa's cinematic examination of the subjective nature of truth. In feudal Japan, three men sheltering from a storm discuss an incident where a bandit raped a woman whose husband then somehow died. The film's innovative narrative structure recounts that incident from four differing viewpoints.

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Critic Reviews for Rashômon

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Audience Reviews for Rashômon

A gripping whodunit all the way through, this film makes you question human goodness vs selfish motivations and ultimately, reality.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

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Don't really need to say much about 'Rashomon', the films it has inspired speak for it enough already. A masterfully made classic, with an intersting plot and ideologies, without 'Rashomon' I'm more then certain that many of people's favourite contemporary favourite films - like 'Resevoir Dogs' - wouldn't exist.

Cameron Sherwell
Cameron Sherwell

Super Reviewer

Beautifully shot. Great premise/story. I can appreciate why this film is held in such high esteem...but it felt a little convoluted to me, to spite it's fairly short running time.

Robert C
Robert C

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'Rashomon'. A landmark film by Kurosawa in his clever telling of a story from four contradictory, but very plausible perspectives, exploring honesty, honour and the goodness of man.

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