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Summary Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Saguri. Beaut...

Memoirs of a Geisha

Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 38 Critic Reviews
54
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 103 User Ratings
7.0
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Summary Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Saguri. Beaut...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 38 Critic Reviews
54
42% Positive
16 Reviews
50% Mixed
19 Reviews
8% Negative
3 Reviews

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 38 Critic Reviews
54
42% Positive
16 Reviews
50% Mixed
19 Reviews
8% Negative
3 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 103 User Ratings
7.0
65% Positive
67 Ratings
29% Mixed
30 Ratings
6% Negative
6 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 103 User Ratings
7.0
65% Positive
67 Ratings
29% Mixed
30 Ratings
6% Negative
6 Ratings

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Production Company Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment, United Performers' Studio, Miramax
Release Date Dec 9, 2005
Duration 2 h 25 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline My world is as forbidden as it is fragile; without its mysteries, it cannot survive.
Academy Awards, USA
• 3 Wins & 6 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Satellite Awards
• 1 Win & 9 Nominations