Rashômon Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Kurosawa's film changed criticism for the better. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 30, 2019
A brilliant, puzzling, shocking export from Japan.
October 16, 2019
[Kurosawa] has made it an intriguing picture, occasionally an exciting one. He accents a lot of his dramatic effect, it might be noted, with the throbbing of an increasing taut, Ravel-like bolero.
March 5, 2018
...overtly devoid of entertaining, engrossing elements and generally comes off as a fairly interminable cinematic experience.
October 9, 2017
A film that demonstrates that how you tell your story is just as important as what that story entails.
August 30, 2017
A top-to-bottom miracle of a film, burly in its philosophy and graceful in its style.
March 8, 2015
Akira Kurosawa's famous cosmic shrug
January 4, 2012
With fast tracking shots, b&w chiaroscuro camerawork and a pessimistic intimation that what exactly was done is not essential, the result hit the bull's-eye with foreign filmgoers and critics.
January 1, 2011
Masterpiece about absolute truth. Best for teens.
September 10, 2010
"Rashomon" may be a prosecutor's nightmare, but it's a film lover's dream.
June 21, 2010
The mixture of bravura camera work, muscular direction and inventive storytelling remains unmissable.
June 17, 2010
Unmissable.
April 22, 2010
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.
April 22, 2010
The film, a 1950 landmark exploration of the confoundingly elusive nature of truth, received an Academy Award at a time when the prize for foreign-language film did not exist.
March 2, 2010
Not many movies make such an impact that their names enter into the language. Rashomon is such a movie
November 19, 2009
Akira Kurosawa's four-way account of a man's murder has become so associated with its central device %u2014 not to mention its myriad offshoots %u2014 that it requires an effort to see it only for itself.
November 13, 2009
Film buffs should love it. But so should anyone who appreciates a good yarn or two (or three or four).
August 25, 2009
a game-shifter that challenges all we think we know about truth
Top Critic
April 20, 2009
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.
October 16, 2008
This caused a flurry in critical circles for its brilliance of conception, technique, acting and its theme of passion.
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