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Red Beard Reviews

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July 10, 2002
A major miss... a protracted retelling of General Hospital in 19th century Japan.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
August 19, 2012
A banal, discursive and overlong Dr. Kildare-like soap opera, that's no better than General Hospital.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 12, 2002
What saves the Criterion DVD is the commentary by film historian Stephen Prince
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2004
Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard is assembled with the complexity and depth of a good l9th-century novel, and it is a pleasure, in a time of stylishly fragmented films, to watch a director taking the time to fully develop his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2009
The final collaboration between director Akira Kurosawa and Japanese icon Toshiro Mifune is one of Kurosawa's most ambitious, personal, and heartfelt films.
April 23, 2010
Something for everyone. A masterpiece, and with Kurosawa that's really saying something.
Read More | Original Score: 93/100
May 31, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2002
Many directors still have never created one film equal to Red Beard, which only pales when compared to Kurosawa's greatest films
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 28, 2002
A moving illustration that hope and generosity, even in small amounts, will always persevere and make a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
A mature work that merits the term most apply to it: Dostoyevskian.
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2015
Kurosawa somehow manages to imbue every moment of this three-hour-plus movie with the transcendent vitality and intelligence of a great Victorian novel.
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