Daiei Motion Picture Company | Release Date: December 26, 1951
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Universal acclaim based on 62 Ratings
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10
thelolSep 7, 2019
The movie shows that right and wrong and truth is a matter of perspective. One of the best of all time.
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kyle20ellisMar 29, 2022
While not my favourite Akira Kurasawa(for not only Japan's greatest director, but one of the finest directors there was) film, like Seven Samurai closely followed by Ran, Rashomon is still a fantastic film. No Kurasawa film is the sameWhile not my favourite Akira Kurasawa(for not only Japan's greatest director, but one of the finest directors there was) film, like Seven Samurai closely followed by Ran, Rashomon is still a fantastic film. No Kurasawa film is the same without great scenery and cinematography, and Rashomon is no disappointment in that regard. The camera is always moving but never feels like too much due to how subtly composed they (and the editing) are, and the scenery especially the beautifully lit jungle is just as striking, not as epic as Seven Samurai but still making its mark. The music, though I may prefer Ran's score when it comes to scores for Kurasawa's films, is always fitting with the mood and atmosphere of the film, and with its exploration of the relativity of truth the four accounts of the woodland encounter between a bandit and a wealthy couple is written in a compelling and completely credible manner. Kurasawa's direction as ever is superb, as are the performances of Machiko Kyo and Toshiru Mifune. Overall, a truly remarkable film. 10/10 Bethany Cox Expand
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CodyZamboniSep 20, 2019
Movie gets points for groundbreaking narrative, stylish camerabatics, and strong performances. But only gets a 5 overall from me because, no matter whose story you believe, all their motivations and personalities are all so wacky, it reallyMovie gets points for groundbreaking narrative, stylish camerabatics, and strong performances. But only gets a 5 overall from me because, no matter whose story you believe, all their motivations and personalities are all so wacky, it really made it hard to empathize with anyone. Expand
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10
alejandro970Feb 20, 2022
A ghastly crime has occurred, but who knows what really happened? This is the common thread of one of the most outstanding films of Japanese cinema. From the beginning it is inevitable to closely follow the perspectives and then draw your ownA ghastly crime has occurred, but who knows what really happened? This is the common thread of one of the most outstanding films of Japanese cinema. From the beginning it is inevitable to closely follow the perspectives and then draw your own conclusions, with an unexpected ending. Expand
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AndrewHordMay 29, 2020
Absolutely striking film.This is very important for cinema film.Kurosawa`s masterpiece.If you are true cinema fan,you have to check it asap!
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