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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 22, 2016
A heart-felt action film that is eloquent and haunting in its reflections on the abuse of powers by the ruling class.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
May 11, 2015
No one could seethe better than Mifune, but what gives the movie equal shares of exhilaration and heartbreak is the feeling that pours out of him ...
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 25, 2008
It is obvious that it will end in violence, but the violence is a long time coming. I kept wondering why they didn't just get on with it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 16, 2006
The film's escalation of tension is almost unbearable, and Mifune erupts with a ferocity that's as righteous as it is ultimately tragic, for Kobayashi refuses to soften the film's devastating imbalance of power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
August 25, 2005
As powerful, meditative, and gripping as anything Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, or other Japanese masters have created.
Full Review | Original Score: 92/100
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Chuck Stephens
Village Voice
August 16, 2005
Austerely anti-authoritarian.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
As extreme a samurai film as I've seen in both senses (the ethics and the violence), and one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
March 21, 2003
A well-made Toshiro Mifune' vehicle about class system injustice in Feudal Japan. Slow at first, but builds to an action-packed finale'.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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