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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Henrique Barbosa Justini's rating of the film Charisma

    os travellings violentos em direção de um nada aparente até perceber que isso é recorrente no cinema do kurosawa; eles se dão para manifestar algo invisível, o sobrenatural. vale ressaltar que para kurosawa o sobrenatural é uma soma das condições materiais, científicas e espirituais. o maravilhoso e o terrível apossam-se, ao mesmo tempo, dos protagonistas em toda a sua filmografia.

  2. Ruiz Buñuel's rating of the film Charisma

    3.5 Yabuike's stance toward the tree(s) somewhat reminded me of Antoine Roquentin's encounter with the root of a chestnut tree in Sartre's "Nausea", only here the absurdity and superfluousness of existence are welcomed rather than met with disgust. Existence wins, but what is lost? CHARISMA may not extend its roots all the way to existentialism, but there are lots of existential questions sprouting about.

  3. Ira Yun's rating of the film Charisma

    What Kiyoshi created here is an illogical, Seijun-like forest-remnant-space. As his other work, there's no specific clues or resorts to solve the mysterious events. There are repetitive and self-reproductive allegories which has been rooted from kidnap failure in the opening. After that it's all vague, suggestive series of physical reenactments of allegories. Strangely it works.

  4. Galen's rating of the film Charisma

    "Only what is charismatic, thus absolutely without cause, possesses the power of being in excess of the law, of collapsing established differences"

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Charisma

    Une oeuvre difficile et pourtant limpide dans son agencement rigoureux, parallélépipède, "scarifiée" qui confirme l'intérêt du cinéaste... www.cinefiches.com

  6. ermete polpette's rating of the film Charisma

  7. mlstrx's rating of the film Charisma

    that last shot... holy shit

  8. kartina obskura's rating of the film Charisma

    (on the side all social metaphors) as if our perspective was from the eyes of trees, in moments it seemed like they are steadily (and even indifferently) observing a creation of a myth. and together with myths they will live thousands of years. peter hutton made completely silent films in which you can hear the wind, kurosawa made films with trees coated in smiling trunks.

  9. lina maj's rating of the film Charisma

    Somehow "Charisma" has put me to sleep about five times while trying to watch it, but after finally finishing it I'm pleased. The locations are well chosen - truly an eye-candy.

  10. Ostermyers's rating of the film Charisma

  11. msmichel's rating of the film Charisma

    FNC '12 (tribute section) Mesmerizing, difficult, surrealist, challenging, provoking and in the end satisfying environmental thriller from Kurosawa. Our character enters the forest and finds a bizarre struggle taking place for the protection or removal of a tree that may be destroying the ecosystem of the forest or perhaps keeping EVERYTHING alive. Disjointed and bizarre editing choices work in the pic's favour.

  12. HenriqueA's rating of the film Charisma

    Awesome and crazy and awesome and totally leftfield! Watch it!