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Rashômon (1950) Movie Reviews

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Amy 01/02/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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subtle and compelling, for the most part, but some of the crying and fighting scenes went on a really long time.

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mitchellyoung 09/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Proof of Kurosawa's brilliance - a story that succeeds on all levels: storytelling, dialogue, believable performances, and inventive shot selection. The "multiple perspectives" device is used in a way that serves to reveal more about the characters, not act as a cheap gimmick.

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Bribaba 05/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

This was the first non English language film I'd ever seem - and I never looked back. It was a revelation and led me to track all Kurosawa's films. It's multiple POV structure and relativity of truth looks a little passe now, though it still packs a punch. A great director who is still revered in Japan, not least by his structural opposite Takasi Miike.

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sodapop 02/12/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Brilliant. If you haven't discovered Kurosawa, I'd recommend this as a great start.

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Chris Kavan 02/25/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Back in 1950, this was a revolutionary film. A non-linear story told from different points of view that the audience had to actually think about. The use of light and shadow, the camera angles - it is important today as it was then.

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Alex 12/17/2006 (0 of 3 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

This story, I did not care about. It moved too slow, had some cheesy parts, and the solution was not good enough. Despite this, I understand if people like this movie, I do not.

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