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Sisters of the Gion (Gion no shimai) Reviews

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Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 26, 2013
The great Japanese director followed his tough-minded Osaka Elegy with an equally forceful but more subtle analysis of female subjugation.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
July 7, 2010
Superbly acted, shot and scripted, this is searing stuff.
Jeremy Heilman
February 15, 2009
It is a brief movie, which is impressive considering how much of Japanese culture its critique assults, but it must be conceded that it loses a little of its potential richness as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100

TV Guide
January 11, 2008
This elegant, carefully directed tale shows Mizoguchi's early talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

June 22, 2004
This is a touching and comedic film.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 19, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The masterpiece of Kenji Mizoguchi's prewar period.
Gabe Leibowitz
December 22, 2003
Mizoguchi presents similar themes MUCH more powerfully in Ugetsu or Sansho the Bailiff; here, it falls flat
| Original Score: 2/5
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