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  • Summary: A masterpiece of Japanese cinema that tells the story of ordinary people after the horror of World War II at Hiroshima. (Lume Filmes)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 19, 2011
    100
    Shindô concocts a stylistic mix of odd experimental flourishes, female nudity, Soviet-style close-ups and baldly sentimental melodrama to emphasize the toll this disaster took; its cup may runneth over, yet the stark vibe is impossible to shake.
  2. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Apr 22, 2011
    88
    With Japan facing a new nuclear crisis, this beautifully composed and acted heart-wrencher -- couldn't be more timely.
  3. Reviewed by: J. Hoberman
    Apr 19, 2011
    80
    This is a movie of blunt juxtapositions-death accompanied by the sound of raucous street musicians-as well as awkward flashbacks. Still, the strategy works.
  4. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Apr 21, 2011
    80
    Mr. Shindo's world is sad and inspiring in familiar ways, but what makes it so memorable is that it is also gorgeous and strange.
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