films seen
13/33
average score
1.57*
nationality
Japan - 88 years old
status
R.I.P. (1910 - 1998)
more info

One of Japan's most lauded and prominent directors. Kurosawa is best know for his samurai films, personally I prefer his crime and drama work. I'm not really a big fan of the man, but he's such a big name there's simply no way past his oeuvre.

Worthy but flawed

Doomed

by Akira Kurosawa
Ikiru
1952 / 143m - Japan
Drama
2.5*/5.0*
Doomed poster

Dubious filler

Dersu Uzala

by Akira Kurosawa
1975 / 142m - Soviet Union
Drama, Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
Dersu Uzala poster

Throne of Blood

by Akira Kurosawa
Kumonosu-Jô
1957 / 110m - Japan
Drama, Action
2.0*/5.0*
Throne of Blood poster

Seven Samurai

by Akira Kurosawa
Shichinin no Samurai
1954 / 207m - Japan
Action, Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
Seven Samurai poster

In the Woods

by Akira Kurosawa
Rashômon
1950 / 88m - Japan
Mystery, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
In the Woods poster

Drunken Angel

by Akira Kurosawa
Yoidore-tenshi
1948 / 102m - Japan
Drama, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
Drunken Angel poster

Okay film by Akira Kurosawa. I clearly prefer his drama over his genre work, I like his shorter films better than his longer ones and I'll take Shimura over Mifune every time. Hence, this film was pretty easy to get through. Sadly it didn't do a lot more for me. The drama is still a bit overdone and never really gripped me like a drama is supposed to.

Plain forgettable

Revolt

by Akira Kurosawa
Ran
1985 / 162m - Japan
War
1.5*/5.0*
Revolt poster

High and Low

by Akira Kurosawa
Tengoku to Jigoku
1963 / 143m - Japan
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
High and Low poster

Yojimbo

by Akira Kurosawa
Yôjinbô
1961 / 110m - Japan
Drama, Action
1.5*/5.0*
Yojimbo poster

Stray Dog

by Akira Kurosawa
Nora Inu
1949 / 122m - Japan
Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
Stray Dog poster

Big nopes

Sanjuro

by Akira Kurosawa
Tsubaki Sanjûrô
1962 / 96m - Japan
Action, Adventure
1.0*/5.0*
Sanjuro poster

Irritation overload

Dreams

by Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda
Yume
1990 / 119m - Japan
Fantasy
0.5*/5.0*
Dreams poster

The Hidden Fortress

by Akira Kurosawa
Kakushi-Toride no San-Akunin
1958 / 126m - Japan
Comedy, Adventure
0.5*/5.0*
The Hidden Fortress poster