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Kagemusha is often regarded as Kurosawa's dress rehearsal for 'Ran', and while the latter is superior, Kagemusha is a powerful epic in its own right. Exploring the power of leadership, and the role of duty in society, Kurosawa uses his signature p... Read the full review »
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Ikiru (1956)
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Ikiru (1956)

Ikiru (1956)

10 / 10
Ikiru is Kurosawa's melancholic rhapsody of the importance of living, and through an all-time great performance from Takashi Shimura, we the audience can easily empathize and meditate on this somber tale of life, death, and joy. Read the full review »
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Sanjuro (1963)

Sanjuro (1963)

10 / 10
Sanjuro feels like the adequate thematic precursor to 'Ran', and I for one, cannot complain. While not nearly as epic and sprawling as the aforementioned film, Sanjuro is a significant improvement on Yojimbo, imbuing the story with thematic heft,... Read the full review »
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No Regrets For Our Youth might be Kurosawa's weakest film from a structural and narrative standpoint, but it's hard to ignore the obvious talent behind the camera when his direction is so innovative and poignant. Read the full review »
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Yojimbo is Kurosawa's quintessential action/dramedy, and it effervesces with witty dialogue and heart palpitating tension. While being entertaining, as a Kurosawa fan I do often see this as one of his films that tends to lack in poignancy, with th... Read the full review »
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Can't find a film you are looking for?

Hey Chris, could you open Kurosawa's "No Regrets For Our Youth" up to reviews and ratings? View the full reply »