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The moment when his son calls out to him and he gets partway up the stairs before the son says to close the door is amazing. Also most of the scenes at his wake and the vignettes throughout. You could argue there were moments that could be tightened or altered a bit, but the heart of the film ...Read more

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This film makes me want to brush my teeth 3 times a day

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I cried 3 times throughout watching this... Completely solidifies my love of Kurosawa

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Beautiful film. This film taught not just me but many other people a thing or two about how to live a life that you want to be happy with. Takashi Shimura's character is like Jesus Christ if he was ever reincarnated as a different person. Truly inspiring.

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Everyone who works in a bureaucracy (and that's almost all of us), should watch this movie. You CAN make a difference. The question is: will you?

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My favorite movie of all time, the kind of film that makes you want to change something profound about how you live your life.

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I agree completely Jason. A few days after I watched this, i realized that I had to change how I was living my life. now i am embarking on this journey to find my self

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intense, poignant, powerful.

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Not sure if this is Kurosawa's best .. but it is for me :-) If you are not moved by this movie ... you must be made of stone :-(