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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.
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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.
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Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television
December 03, 2016 Uneven thriller about taking down corporate criminals has great opening scene.
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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.
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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.
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Dave Kehr Chicago Reader
January 01, 2000 A well-done thriller with Kurosawa's usual social overtones.
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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.
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Armond White New York Press
January 20, 2010 The Bad Sleep Well's ground-breaking concept shows Kurosawa's uncompromised ambition.
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