Madadayo

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. A profound and deeply moving exploration of facing death with dignity.
  2. It's not one of Kurosawa's great films.... But it is, within its own proportions, nearly perfect.
  3. 83
    Little spectacle but much bittersweet sensitivity.
  4. Has the expressionistic simplicity of Kurosawa's other late films.
  5. 80
    Unabashedly personal and uncool...but between you and me, dear reader, I love it to death.
  6. 78
    It's a satisfying swan song.
  7. It is an important work, and a very good one.
  8. This warm, celebratory and very public film is punctuated by sudden and luminous private visualizations.
  9. 75
    The late Akira Kurosawa's shamelessly sentimental last film is a fond and fitting farewell.
  10. 60
    Kurosawa's farewell film is full of sentiment, tears, toasts and songs.

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