Remove ads

Information

A.k.a.
Rashomon
Year
1950
Runtime
88 min.
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
89,150
Checks
20,371
Favs
2,347
Dislikes
105
Favs/checks
11.5% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
22:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. seithscott's avatar

    seithscott

    Felt to me a commentary on the human soul, the way people react in violent situations and the way those choices can be rationalized so easily. The film is beautifully shot and edited well, all the Kurosawa regulars do a fine job. It was interesting that a simple crime film had so much to say. Reminded me of Dostoevsky or Poe, with fear and greed as the catalyst. 9 years 7 months ago
  2. rpattabi's avatar

    rpattabi

    This movie is well ahead of its time. One of the best the world cinema has to offer.

    E.g. In the initial sequence we see the sun rays playing hide above the forest where 'we' look at the sun through trees. You may have seen similar shot in numerous movies. But do you know it is the first time in the history of cinema camera is every looking at sun this way?
    10 years 6 months ago
  3. K.'s avatar

    K.

    Satyajit Ray - "The effect of the film on me, personally, was electric. I saw it three times on consecutive days and wondered each time if there was another film anywhere which gave such sustained and dazzling proof of a director’s command over every aspect of film making. Even after fifteen years, whole chunks of the film come vividly back to mind in all their visual and aural richness: the woodcutter’s journey through the forest, shot with a relentless tracking camera from an incredible variety of angles—high, low, back and front—and cut with axe-edge precision; the bandit’s first sight of the woman as she rides by, her veil lifted momentarily by a breeze, while he lolls in the shade of a tree, slapping away at mosquitoes; the striking formality of the court scene with the judge never seen at all; the scene of witchcraft with the medium whirling in a trance, and the wind blowing from two opposite directions at the same time… No, there was no doubt the Japanese cinema was something to reckon with, and a good probe into its past achievements was called for." 4 years 8 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. Evion added this movie to their watchlist 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  2. dragoscaragea checked this movie 5 hours 53 minutes ago
  3. vahdajlihkin checked this movie 7 hours 57 minutes ago
  4. Beginningcinephile checked this movie 12 hours 57 minutes ago
  5. pekka checked this movie 15 hours ago
  6. Pi3r8 checked this movie 20 hours 46 minutes ago
See more activity

In 31 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #1 in Galloway's Samurai Film Handbook & Companion
    Galloway's Samurai Film Handbook & Companion's icon

    Galloway's Samurai Film …

    1
  2. This movie ranks #2 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
    Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers's icon

    Spike Lee's Essential Li…

    2
  3. This movie ranks #3 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
    Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion's icon

    Venice Film Festival - G…

    3
  4. This movie ranks #5 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
    Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees's icon

    Academy Award - Best Int…

    5
  5. This movie ranks #5 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
    Academy Award - Best International Feature Film's icon

    Academy Award - Best Int…

    5
  6. This movie ranks #7 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
    Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films's icon

    Kinema Junpo's Top 200 J…

    7
  7. This movie ranks #15 in Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile
    Stanley Kubrick, Cinephile's icon

    Stanley Kubrick, Cinephi…

    15
  8. This movie ranks #21 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films's icon

    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest F…

    21
  9. This movie ranks #23 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
    Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time's icon

    Sight & Sound's The Grea…

    23
  10. This movie ranks #25 in IMDb's Mystery Top 50
    IMDb's Mystery Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Mystery Top 50

    25
  11. This movie ranks #26 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
    Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema's icon

    Empire's The 100 Best Fi…

    26
  12. This movie ranks #27 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
    IMDb's 1950s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1950s Top 50

    27
  13. This movie ranks #27 in Taschen's 100 All-Time Favorite Movies
    Taschen's 100 All-Time Favorite Movies's icon

    Taschen's 100 All-Time F…

    27
  14. This movie ranks #30 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
    Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown's icon

    Halliwell's Top 1000: Th…

    30
  15. This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's Crime Top 50
    IMDb's Crime Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Crime Top 50

    41
  16. This movie ranks #58 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
    Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century's icon

    Leonard Maltin's 100 Mus…

    58
  17. This movie ranks #94 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
    Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide's icon

    Tom Vick's Asian Cinema:…

    94
  18. This movie ranks #116 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
    Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films's icon

    Harvard's Suggested Film…

    116
  19. This movie ranks #127 in IMDb's Top 250
    IMDb's Top 250's icon

    IMDb's Top 250

    127
  20. This movie ranks #134 in Reddit Top 250
    Reddit Top 250's icon

    Reddit Top 250

    134
  21. This movie ranks #141 in The Criterion Collection
    The Criterion Collection's icon

    The Criterion Collection

    141
  22. This movie ranks #159 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
    Roger Ebert's Great Movies's icon

    Roger Ebert's Great Movi…

    159
  23. This movie ranks #182 in FOK!'s Film Top 250
    FOK!'s Film Top 250's icon

    FOK!'s Film Top 250

    182
  24. This movie ranks #213 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
    BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project's icon

    BFI's 360 Classic Featur…

    213
  25. This movie ranks #224 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See…

    224
  26. This movie ranks #290 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
    Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time's icon

    Empire's The 500 Greates…

    290
  27. This movie ranks #418 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
    David Thomson's Have You Seen?'s icon

    David Thomson's Have You…

    418
  28. This movie ranks #445 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
    Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art's icon

    Amos Vogel's Film as a S…

    445
  29. This movie ranks #701 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
    The New York Times's Book of Movies's icon

    The New York Times's Boo…

    701
  30. This movie ranks #733 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
    The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die's icon

    The Guardian's 1000 Film…

    733
  31. This movie ranks #758 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
    Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life's icon

    Time Out's 1000 Films to…

    758
View all lists this movie is in