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  1. Erik F.'s rating of the film The Human Condition

    Overall, this epic trilogy is quite a powerful experience. Some parts are too melodramatic and heavy-handed for me, but I think it's a worthy investment for cinephiles (or for anyone who appreciates seeing the futility of war and other human endeavors portrayed with bleak and bracing honesty).

  2. dionysus67's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Maybe the most important (longest for sure) film on humanism along the lines of the dialectical program of humanist Marxism. Stunningly photographed, this marathon of a man's moral disillusionment and near descent into brutality makes for a great frescoe of humanity's historical struggle in conquering human dignity. Nakadai is superb and there are plenty of remarkable set-pieces. Essential and compelling cinema!

  3. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film The Human Condition

    A grand scaled epic which shows the vicious and destructive nature of war and the institutions that feed into and profit from it. It's at times difficult to watch because of just how raw everything is, but ultimately it is a rewarding experience that demands attention!

  4. dordairobert's rating of the film The Human Condition

  5. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Human Condition

    This is the kind of overwrought melodrama that makes critics fall prostrate to the ground in obeisance. These movies show up at Oscar time, because we can say, "Well, I would never do that!" and feel good about ourselves. It's filled with cartoon villains. What is the version of reality that we want to tell ourselves? Sometimes we can't afford the luxury of morality. Especially when the deck is stacked ...

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Incontestable chef-d'oeuvre, d'un indéniable pessimisme et d'une noire brutalité, incontournable dans sa dénonciation sans faille et sans pathos de la cruauté humaine. www.cinefiches.com

  7. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Human Condition

  8. -REM-'s rating of the film The Human Condition

  9. HSBilly's rating of the film The Human Condition

  10. Liviu Cozma's rating of the film The Human Condition

    It's just impossible to take war films lists seriously ever again.

  11. paxy's rating of the film The Human Condition

    https://cinepaxy.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/137/

  12. nein's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Kobayashi, what did you do to me?

  13. Dignan's rating of the film The Human Condition

    The human condition: ideology/injustice.

  14. robbiq cahyadi's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Kesampain juga nonton salah satu masterpiece-nya Masaki. Finaly.

  15. auhasard's rating of the film The Human Condition

    10/5 stars...watching this was a life-changing experience

  16. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Kobayashi's incredible odyssey of how Nakadai struggles to rise above in his wartime positions: Too incredible (as HARA-KIRI) and heartbreaking to describe, but I loved every moment of it as well took me three whole days to watch the entire trilogy.

  17. Pyle's rating of the film The Human Condition

    5 stars is not enough...

  18. joey Noodles's rating of the film The Human Condition

    I can't sum this film up in 420 characters, so I won't try to, my God, words can't describe the power, the emotion, the pain, the sorrow, everything. One of the finest films ever made, possibly Kobayashi's masterpiece. 5+/5

  19. John Sandwich's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Just ordered the Criterion box for this today, along with Rosselini's War Trilogy, Letters from Fontainhas, 3 by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and Eclipse Series: Larisa Shepitko. So excited, they can't arrive soon enough. Expensive impulse but hopefully well worth it!

  20. edgar edgar's rating of the film The Human Condition

  21. Martin Florio's rating of the film The Human Condition

    A truly amazing epic film. A masterwork. The shots, "le cadrage", the frame composition, the movements inside the frame, the editing are so cool, so clasic, and so modern at once. One of the things that stroke me the most is the strength of the interior locations thanks to the composition and the lighting. Sometimes it feels like a japanese Bergman, others like a japanese Tarkovski. A very powerfull wonderful film.

  22. Antoine Tremblay's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Probably the films that I want to watch the most, looks splendid.

  23. Andhika Eka Buana's rating of the film The Human Condition

    okay, so now i have just seen the awfully cliche-ridden first part of this, and didn't have the desire to watch the second and the third. Oh please people tell me if i'm wrong about this

  24. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film The Human Condition

    Mere words cannot begin to describe this incredible 574-minute tragic journey. Undoubtedly one of the greatest war films ever made. Tatsuya Nakadai proves once again why he is one of the best actors Japan has ever produced.

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