Riaru: Kanzen naru kubinagaryû no hi (Real) Reviews

June 27, 2016
REAL is more a studio assignment than personal project for Kurosawa, yet it still displays the talents and obsessions that have made his name.
August 8, 2014
Real is an absorbing film but becomes overcomplicated (with a disappointing Twilight Zone-style twist that is both unnecessary and jarring) and goes on about 20 minutes too long.
September 13, 2013
Revelations stack and topple. By the third act, the film has so thoroughly exhausted your goodwill that any interest in plot must be jettisoned to even enjoy the aesthetics.
September 12, 2013
An unsatisfying, shamelessly derivative mix of elements from Inception, Flatliners, and Shutter Island.
September 12, 2013
Tonally problematic psychological drama with a dollop of monster-movie madness.
September 12, 2013
As it lumbers toward one mini-climax after another, "Real" takes its situation dead seriously but struggles to enliven it with new ideas.
September 12, 2013
This quasi-scientific fantasy finds Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa at his least disturbing or mesmerizing.