The Bad Sleep Well
Illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi, only in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.
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Nick Schager Slant Magazine
January 09, 2006 A freestyle homage to Hamlet that does away with the costumed faithfulness of Kurosawa's other Shakespeare adaptations.Read in Source
Louis Proyect rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 27, 2010 A powerful tale of a son seeking to avenge his father in a world of corporate malfeasance with Hamlet-like dimensions.Read in Source
Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television
December 03, 2016 Uneven thriller about taking down corporate criminals has great opening scene.Read in Source
Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 24, 2006 There just seemed to be a missing ingredient to raise this intense psychological drama to the level of a Rashomon.Read in Source
Bosley Crowther New York Times
May 10, 2005 This is a powerful and interesting picture that Kurosawa has made -- a bit tedious and mawkish in the last reels, but exciting enough along the way to satisfy audiences that know the subject.
Ed Park Village Voice
June 19, 2008 Opening with a bravura wedding sequence and ending with a sycophantic bow to a replaced telephone receiver, the film has its longueurs, but Mifune's buttoned-down avenger is a compelling portrait of righteous obsession foundering on unpredictable reality.Read in Source
Dave Kehr Chicago Reader
January 01, 2000 A well-done thriller with Kurosawa's usual social overtones.Read in Source
James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2006 Despite having been made more than 45 years ago and in a postwar Japanese setting, in the age of Enron, it may be more relevant than ever.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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