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Concerned with the fate of the company he spent his life helping to build, a wealthy industrialist decides to gamble it all and stage a daring takeover attempt. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2012 by Jamie MacDougall
Those from high and low positions in modern industrial Japanese society clash in this drama. While I don't easily commit to watch a long subtitled movie, this one kept my eyes... Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by paul_howard
This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD version of the film.
This film is well written and based on the Novel "King's Ransom" by Ed McBain. Read more
Based on King's Ransom by Ed McBain, High And Low (original title Heaven And Hell) tells the story of Gondo (Toshiro Mifune), head of National Shoes' factory production, who... Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by Daniel J. Hamlow
* Akira Kurosawa's 1963 thriller movie HIGH & LOW begins with
Mr. Gondo (Toshiro Mifune), more or less the vice-president
of manufacturing of Japan's biggest shoe... Read more
"High and Low," Kurosawa's 1963 crime film begins in the peaceful mansion of Gondo (Mifune), who is involved in shoe production. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by "reel07"
Kurosawa's visual style is, as always, brilliant here, but it's his writing--good, at best even in his greatest efforts--that fails him. Read morePublished on May 26 2003 by Django
This amazing achievement of cinema simply takes hold of your sub-conscious and does not let go until the Japanese characters of "the end" fade onto screen. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2002 by Paul Broadstone Jr.
I have recently seen three restored Kurosawa films at the theatre: Throne of Blood, Rashomon, and High and Low. This was easily the best, with Throne of Blood coming in second. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2002 by T. SIMPSON