By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son envisioning their dream house; the young woman abused by her uncle; the boy who imagines himself a trolley conductor—finds reasons to carry on. The unforgettable Dodes’ka-den was made at a tumultuous moment in Kurosawa’s life. And all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion are on fervent display in this, his gloriously shot first color film.
Noah C (ag) wrote: An abomination of a movie, this movie is perhaps worse than Foodfight. The worse movie ever created, Where the Dead go to Die tells a "story" about three kids cursed by a talking dog who brings them on hellish animation scenes.The story? There is no story. It's just some kind of tour guide of "where the dead go to die".The animation? It' too realistic and scary for... anyone. It's fluid, but in the worst possible scenario.The characters? They are terrible, They're useless. They're VERY creepy.Overall, this movie got nothing even slightly correct.
Dee R (us) wrote: Like watching my life on the screen :(...
Terminator 8 (ca) wrote: Boring! And a clich and stereotypes!
Eklektik E (de) wrote: The film was ok. MTV was associated with it so I think maybe that's why I was uncomfortable in how it was produced. Instead of a documentary it felt, at times, more like it was part of some reality tv show. That was pretty disappointing. I like documentaries--I hate reality tv. I'm glad the guys in this didn't let their illnesses or injuries slow them down.....I just don't like how it was presented--it felt contrived.
Nosh S (ru) wrote: Why everyone so harsh on Luther Krant?!? I watched it every year for the tanning salon scene!
Geoff J (kr) wrote: Great little thriller...
Aaron T (jp) wrote: A film more effective in its message than in its execution.The flaws first: the acting in this movie is frankly sub-par, despite its very good cast. The movie was not sure who to focus on in terms of development, so it tried to tackle showing all of them, and it ust ending up with a lot of shallow characters.The good parts: sets were great, I really felt like I was there. The story really conveyed the tragedy effectively, in no small part that it was so well paced.The movie was trying to show what happened with the Tuskeegee Experiment, in which the United States government knowingly and willfully experimented on a group of black people to see the effects of syphilis over a period of time, in order to see if they reacted differently than white people, even though they had a known cure for the disease. It is a very important piece of history in illustrating very blatant racism, and reminding us that we aren't out of the woods yet.
Linda K (jp) wrote: dern, ladd and duvall at their finest. a lovely movie
jay n (ag) wrote: Good drama of a sad chapter in England's history, the using of Lady Jane Grey as a political prawn and the calamities that result. It's romantized of course but still well acted and directed.
Danny M (br) wrote: Great film. Quite slow but really enjoyed it
Andrew B (fr) wrote: competent yet inconsequential.
Nichele W (au) wrote: talk about love triangles... too messy for me
Scott R (jp) wrote: Random Zelig aspires to be like whomever he encounters. This encompasses him interacting with the pope and even hitler. It is a very dry but witty comedy, farrow annoys as a supposed psychologist.