Ran

Ran

Ran

Akira Kurosawa’s epic re-telling of Shakespearean tragedy King Lear. In the 16th century, Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides to retire and share his territory between his three sons, Taro, Jiro, and Saburo. Taro, foreseeing difficulties, opposes his decision and is disinherited. However, Hidetora soon discovers that, mocking his authority, Jiro and Saburo have turned against him.

1985Rating: PG, Violence162 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
ActionWarWorld CinemaClassic

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Variety

Variety

press

At age 75, the director has made his most costly epic to date, and it's a dazzlingly successful addition to his distinguished career.

Total Film

Total Film

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Brutal but brilliant, a startling transposition to match his earlier Macbeth adap Throne Of Blood.

5.0
Time Out

Time Out

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The shift and sway of a nation divided is vast, the chaos terrible, the battle scenes the most ghastly ever filmed, and the outcome is even bleaker than Shakespeare's.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A film of the sort of grandeur that brings to mind Griffith's Birth of a Nation, Napoleon Vu par Abel Gance and Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What's remarkable about Ran is that the drama enhances the spectacle the same way the spectacle bolsters the drama. Few other directors had Kurosawa's ability to convey the intimate as well as the epic, to handle stillness as well as violence.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Kurosawa dares to edit Shakespeare's story lines, adding back stories and deleting major characters, but the motivations and emotions remain true.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Perfectly paced and beautifully directed with some simply superb acting.

Variety

Variety

press

At age 75, the director has made his most costly epic to date, and it's a dazzlingly successful addition to his distinguished career.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Brutal but brilliant, a startling transposition to match his earlier Macbeth adap Throne Of Blood.

5.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The shift and sway of a nation divided is vast, the chaos terrible, the battle scenes the most ghastly ever filmed, and the outcome is even bleaker than Shakespeare's.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A film of the sort of grandeur that brings to mind Griffith's Birth of a Nation, Napoleon Vu par Abel Gance and Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What's remarkable about Ran is that the drama enhances the spectacle the same way the spectacle bolsters the drama. Few other directors had Kurosawa's ability to convey the intimate as well as the epic, to handle stillness as well as violence.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Kurosawa dares to edit Shakespeare's story lines, adding back stories and deleting major characters, but the motivations and emotions remain true.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Perfectly paced and beautifully directed with some simply superb acting.

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