A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.

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4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings
84 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 9.2/10
  • Fresh 51
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: One of legendary director Akira Kurosawa's most acclaimed films, Rashomon features an innovative narrative structure, brilliant acting, and a thoughtful exploration of reality versus perception.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Intense Kurosawa masterpiece about a rape and killing.

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Classics
Released
Copyright
© 1950 Daiei Co., Ltd.

Languages

Primary
Japanese (Stereo)

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