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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film A Hero of Tokyo

    A relentless tale of societal disgrace and the even more squalid price of retribution. Hiroshi Shimuzu eschewed a dramatic formula of tension and release in pacing, trading it for an uninterrupted slide down the drain, which I found unsatisfying, not being a Japanese viewer from 1935. Mitsuko Yoshikawa was asked to rely on a mood of dejection almost throughout rather than many plausible scenes in which her