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  1. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

  2. dordai_robert's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

  3. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    7.3/10, my review: https://boxd.it/gFtX3

  4. smndvdcl's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Rites-of-passage debut masterpiece by 'the gentle rebel' that is Yasujiro Ozu.

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

  6. Nesibe Usta's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Neden OZU diye sorardım.buldum.

  7. frailsoul's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

  8. Nathan Hopkins's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    The first of Ozu's film's I've watched, I Was Born But... has some truly universal, and at times, sad messages about the nature of life under the authoritative pressures to submission in modern society. Its commentary seems cleverly layered within the narrative of film as the art of the industrial, suburban society it portrays. And of course, it's a humorous silent comedy as well. All in all, touching and true.

  9. HSBilly's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    the kids in ozu always a charmer as the kids in kiarostami, but how many times that train come and go in a whole movie? i lost my count.

  10. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    4.5 How to apply the discipline of Charlie Chaplin to kids in their pre-teens?

  11. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    It isn't strange that a film that depicts discipline and subordination as a constant in life struggles to be so playful with images, gestures and objects.

  12. ikkini's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Chef d'oeuvre du maître Ozu, à la fois espiègle et sombre, cette fable sociale est d'une puissance qui traverse les générations.

  13. Aprilia Gunawan's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Mon préféré de Ozu, jusqu'à ce moment

  14. Muraki's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

  15. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Apunta en inicio a la simple rutina de dos hermanos y su relación con un nuevo contexto que observan con recelo o hasta hostilidad. Ya luego se convierte en una sublevación rebelde. "He nacido..." sutilmente va fabricando una historia sobre las dinámicas del poder. Los niños que humillan a fin de ganarse el respeto del resto. Esto genera el conflicto con el padre, jefe de alguien, y la frustración personal se libera

  16. gaffordKINO's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    I love the way Ozu slowly reveals the essence of this film, which relates to the generational gap present in the majority of Ozu's work. The film is cyclical with the same path taken each day to school. Each time revealing something new, like a new behavior or new outlook on life. The train gates always come down, and the train always rumbles by, but the boys and their father change, age, and grow.

  17. Nadin's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    I had no idea Ozu made comedies. It was a lovely surprise to see this gem. My first Ozu film, in fact, and I loved it. Lots more to see of the great master!

  18. Richie Hayes's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    As beautiful and touching as any movie.

  19. El Biffo's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Sweet, charming silent film about boyhood by Ozu. There is a great scene of them watching home movies. I love that. Since I gave Linklater's film 4 stars, I gotta give this 4.5 stars.

  20. Stevie's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    I really liked this, probably in my top 10 silent films. The performances are all fantastic and the film is quirkily rebellious. A must-see for Ozu fans, which I am. A very strong 8/10.

  21. marina's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    I'm in love with this film

  22. AKFilmFan's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Combining the subtle hijinks of The Little Rascal w/ a poignant look at fathers, sons, & all the complexities that come with their relationship to one another. Ozu proves himself a master of subtle comedy with his minor use of inter titles, excellent editing, and little moments of humor that stick with you.

  23. Ben's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    Ozu died of cancer on his 60th birthday in 1963, NOT 1962. Please correct that!

  24. M Klein's rating of the film I Was Born, But...

    The more I watch this, the more I love it. All the kids give great performances, funny and very honest without being cute.

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