Tky orimpikku (Tokyo Olympiad) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tky orimpikku (Tokyo Olympiad) Reviews

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May 9, 2005
It is as welcome -- even if mainly to track and movie buffs -- as the finish line is to a marathon runner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2003
Ichikawa's 1965 documentary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics is a document not just of an event but also of a time and place and a culture.
October 3, 2002
Tokyo Olympiad is a stunning testament - both to the Olympic athletes it focuses on, and the craft of artistic documentary filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 84/100
August 1, 2002
'Despite the unnecessary preaching of peace and brotherhood, Ichikawa truly captures a far more intimate portion of Olympic spirit than recorded anywhere else'
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 22, 2002
The torch-bearer running across the screen, as Mount Fuji fills the background, stands as one of the most profoundly moving shots in cinematic history.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
July 21, 2002
a visual marvel of cinematic techniques, many of which were groundbreaking at the time in terms of what was acceptable for a sports documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 22, 2002
Though it's visually choppy, with some disruptive zooms, the 'Scope format matches the subject's scale, and Ichikawa's emphasis on shared human experience is compelling.
January 1, 2000
By plunging us into the action, Ichikawa creates a unique intimacy between athlete and audience. Even after countless hours of watching televised sports, the effect is revelatory.
January 1, 2000
An epic study of athletes struggling, against their own bodies and each other, to excel. But it reaches even further, as a stirring portrait of fleeting human hopes.
October 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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