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Ratings & Reviews

  1. saitosouta's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    Shivering brutality and eye-opening aberrance in "Revenge I: A Visit from Fate" are intensified nightmarishly in "Serpent's Way", in which convoltedly strange characters are in and out of drastic absurdity and their situation becomes more labyrinthine with bone-dry laughs, while, after witnessing the absolute sublimity of "Revenge I" refusing even to be a film itself, there is annoying saccharineness to be cinematic.

  2. Yang's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    this is how you make the most of a low budget, awesome shit. 4.5

  3. dionysus67's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    An atmospheric and psychologically intense crime thriller, which plunges characters and viewers into a labyrinthine spiral of child molestation and yakuza crime, both serving to strike another blow at the seemingly conformist contemporary Japan, its banality of evil and repressed (sexual) aggression. Maybe too convoluted for its own good, it has some finely shot set pieces both outdoors and in the derelict interiors.

  4. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    Seems to exist in the same ghostly, uninhabited world as many of Kurosawa's better-known horror films; with a similar emphasis on long-held observations of decaying industrial spaces & a feeling of characters being somewhat arcane. While the film initially promises a straight-forward crime/revenge drama, Serpent's Path is perhaps more Michael Haneke than Michael Mann, with its focus on video tapes & recorded memory.

  5. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    It's best to think of this movie as part of a double-feature with 'Eyes of the Spider'. They share a leading man, a release year and a theme: revenge. Sho does not appear to be a man interested in revenge. He's a math professor. But he becomes entangled and his motives only become clear later on.

  6. mlstrx's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    i suspect that there is much more to this film that i didn't catch this time, but i still enjoyed it a lot. the whole scene in the factory towards the end is incredible.

  7. Miggy Angel's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    s'like a reservoir dogs for mystics

  8. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    9 - Already an extremely impressive film if you DON'T take into account the fact that Kurosawa produced it (plus another film) in two weeks, on a tiny budget. Less elliptical than "Cure", but equally as affecting, this surreal, coarse but never clunky crime tale acts as an astonishing essay on the susceptibility of the human mind to the urge to perpetuate cycles of violence, how they propagate, and how it must end.

  9. Tendoza's rating of the film Serpent's Path

    Pretty devastating. Like a nightmare brought to life, progressing further and further into abstracted space, and characters being put down like animals---death as a means of becoming a corpse and nothing more. Evil's beyond our comprehension, even when we're part of it.