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  1. Ghostman's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Effortless, rebellious, and elegiac, Sansho the Bailiff is one of the greatest films ever made and Mizoguchi is clearly one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived. Here is a film that is affecting beyond words.

  2. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  3. Giacomo Pozzi's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  4. Joana China's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Honor, mercy, and love are interwoven throughout this tale and it is magnificent.

  5. dordairobert's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  6. hemachandra's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    This film, which is film-making at its finest, is the probably the closest definition of Beckett's quote - "I can't go on. I'll go on."

  7. DVC's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Una de las mejores películas de la historia del cine. Obra maestra absoluta del maestro Mizoguchi

  8. Ethan's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    This is a heartbreakingly beautiful epic and the emotion and power of this film practically seethes off the screen.

  9. Latias's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Very good adaptation from the short story; a more realistic version. Interesting to compare with the original to see how time put its weight on the plot. Rumor has that Mizoguchi did not like the story himself; I can suspect several changes that did not come from his hands.

  10. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    The only film to have saved my life. (Ursula Le Guin's 'The Dispossessed' is the only book to have saved my life.)

  11. Lex Lucas's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    My nips got hard watching this pearl. Jokes aside, it is even better than I could ever imagine it to be. It's tough, awfuly unjust, yet there is a thin gleam of hope left and it's tragically poetic.

  12. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Probably the lesser of Mizoguchi’s three critically agreed masterpieces (the other two being “The Life of Oharu” and the truly masterful “Ugetsu”). This doesn’t make it weak by any stretch though.

  13. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    9 - Ravaging AND ravishing. The little nuggets of optimism it throws your way every now and then, aside from helping to elevate it a billion notches above everyday misery porn, make the bitter parts hit that much harder. How can you blame a film for tearing you up inside when it has the decency to look you in the eyes (and to forgo the whispering of sweet banalities in your ear) while it twists the knife?

  14. FISCHER's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Une oeuvre grave et limpide, d'un tranquille désespoir omniprésent et incontournable, dressant avec forte maîtrise et âcre lucidité un tableau sans concession de la féodalité nippone, et pourtant baignée malgré tout d'un profond humanisme intemporel, avec en exergue, un précepte simple et lumineux, mâtiné de philosophie zen : "Sois dur pour toi-même et généreux pour les autres"... www.cinefiches.com

  15. Mark Garrett's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    Probably the best film ever made

  16. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  17. Fabiha's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    "I find that humans have little sympathy for things that don't directly concern them. They're ruthless. Unless those hearts can be changed, the world you dream of cannot come true."

  18. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  19. Arisu's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    5+++ so sad! i don't have enough tears for movies like this :(

  20. Miguel Gutiérrez's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  21. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

  22. HSBilly's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    if there's a single easeful moment in mizoguchi's films, its still tragedy.

  23. Kevin Costner's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    One of the greatest film in the history of cinema...

  24. lIZUKA's rating of the film Sansho the Bailiff

    An exceptional film of surpassing, transcendent wisdom and beauty.

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