Critic 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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Critic Reviews for Rashômon
What Akira Kurosawa and his tiny production team wrought is now an accepted maxim of modern life, a creed by which to live in a world where everyone has a blog and an opinion.
Not many movies make such an impact that their names enter into the language. Rashomon is such a movie
Film buffs should love it. But so should anyone who appreciates a good yarn or two (or three or four).
Rashomon is a novel, stimulating moviegoing experience, and a sure sign that U.S. film importers will be looking hard at Japanese pictures from now on.
This caused a flurry in critical circles for its brilliance of conception, technique, acting and its theme of passion.
Audience Reviews for Rashômon
A gripping whodunit all the way through, this film makes you question human goodness vs selfish motivations and ultimately, reality.
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.
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.
|Commoner:||In the end, you can't understand the things men do.|
|Commoner:||It's Human To Lie.|
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|Commoner:||It's human to lie. Most of the time we can't even be honest with ourselves.|