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  1. squid's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Kenichi Enomoto is brilliant in the comic role of the porter.

  2. Théophile Robert's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Well, it's a Kurosawa. Far from its bests, but still a Kurosawa. It's elegant, the music is great, the story is very good (even though a little Wikipedia search helped understand the whole context of the story, that's originally a Kabuki play about how a Buddhist monk betray his principles for the sake of his Prince). The carrier adds some antagonizing comedy that reliefs the whole seriousness. Worth, as usual.

  3. Superfrog's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Painted backdrops in places or camerawork that makes it feel so, Japanese theatrical form reference, a great ending and an otherwise good film experience!

  4. Pierre.F's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Très ludique. Une vraie liberté de ton qui sert cette comédie bien ficelé et toujours étonnante.

  5. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    3,5/5 Très surprenant film à la structure dramatique inattendue (la fin !), au mélange des tons tranché (l'étonnant comique jeu du porteur ; quasiment du No...), au tournage en extérieurs de studio (ça s'entend !), aux commentaires chantés... De toute manière, mieux vaut marcher sur la queue du tigre plutôt que sur celle du panda !

  6. Léo Lebrun's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    "Qui marche sur la queue du tigre..." semble être un croquis de ce que sera plus tard le cinéma de Kurosawa. Tel un croquis parcellaire, une ébauche d'une fresque bien plus vaste en construction.

  7. Bilouaustria's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Early work from Kurosawa. Not exactly spectacular, but he manages to build a nice tension with little effects. A game of poker where nobody, in the end, can consider himself a winner. The stage aspect of it, very Kabuki-like, kind of disturbed me and did not age particularly well.

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    On ne peut pas dire que cette oeuvre courte, qui subit à la fois la censure américaine et japonaise, apporte quoique ce soit à la gloire du grand réalisateur. Pas vraiment de quoi s'enthousiasmer dans cette histoire qui reste ancrée dans la pensée et le "folklore" nippons... www.cinefiches.com

  10. Alex Pintică's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

  11. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

  12. Koneko's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Enjoy watching this one.....you see the start of the Kurosawa character actors..short but a good one. Wish Criterion would sell this production and Sanshiro Sugata 1 & 2 separately...

  13. Frank's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Another overlooked Kurosawa gem with some wonderful ensemble performance at the end of the film that Kurosawa would only equal much later in The Lower Depths.

  14. A47's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Back to basics. Proof that in order to create classic art, you must be free of the constraints of a populist agenda. In this concise masterpiece, Kurosawa returns to the optimistic melodramatic voice which made him great. Here, a sense of brotherhood is better pronounced than in 7 SAMURAI. The flower symbolism is present, as are classic and archetypal characters. The story is pushed along by great wiped transitions.

  15. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Out of all his films made during WII this would have to be my favorite. If the film kept a completely faithful look at the Kabuki/Noh drama then this film would've been just an adequate & straightforward film. However the inclusion of the porter, played brilliantly by Enomoto, brings the film to life with his scene-stealing performance that undercuts the seriousness of the source material.

  16. Francisco R.'s rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Feels more like an anecdote rather than a full-fledged story, but at only 59 minutes, it delivers.

  17. Stu Witmer's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Nice little kabuki-esque film featuring an over-the-top performance by rubber-faced Kenichi Enomoto.

  18. McNulty's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    It's only 1 hour, looks low budget, you can tell they are on a soundstage instead of outside. But you have some CLASSIC Kurosawa shots and characters. It was like a short live action black and white Anime. Especially the scene with the "Nine-Syllable-Mantra" special move that SCENE (you know what I'm talking about) is on some fuckin crazy anime shit! Not the best Kurosawa film, but a MUST-SEE for fans! Watch it!

  19. Omar Antonio Iturriaga's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    For writing the script in just two days, Kurosawa implemented a structured story which compliments its short length, while creating an environment fully in a studio, yet remaining atmospherically accurate to the overall setting of the picture.

  20. VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    Esta adaptación de una obra de teatro kabuki  representa la única incursión de Kurosawa en los terrenos de la comedia. Entre otros de sus colaboradores habituales, la cinta está protagonizada por Kenichi Enomoto, una especie de antecesor japonés de Jim Carrey (e igual de detestable). Una obra menor (aunque con una edición brillante) que resulta ser toda una curiosidad dentrode la filmografía del notable realizador.

  21. uzaigaijin's rating of the film The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

    A way too static for me but still entertaining.