High and Low
Crime • 1963 • 2 hr 22 min
Mifune and Kurosawa Crime Fiction. What else do you need?
You have to have some patience, but it’s an excellent crime drama. I loved so many different scenes for a multitude of reasons.
Good detective story. Doesn't skip the small moments either.
It’s hard to articulate how hard this movie goes but it does NOT disappoint
Gripping Kurosawa! Really great slow burn drama.
Baby bird pattern recognition brain wants to call this Parasite's grandpa, but it's more than that! One of the best by one of the best.
Another Kurosawa masterpiece. Nothing else to say. WATCH IT NOW.
Good subject and material, nice mise en scene...
Exceptional. Fan of crime movies would love it.
An excellent police procedural from one of the greatest directors of all time, definitely worth watching.
A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo’s sweltering streets for the stray dog whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, cop and criminal’s lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami’s own dark side.
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A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
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