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The Sea Is Watching Review

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  • 63

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Kurosawa was a great artist and so even his lesser work is interesting -- just as we would love to find one last lost play, however minor, by his hero Shakespeare.

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  • 88

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    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The movie, done in a classic measured style, finally moves you almost as much as if it had stayed in Kurosawa's hands. Filled with love and melancholy, it's a fitting, fond epilogue to the "sensei" (the master).

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  • 90

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    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    An exquisite period film from a script Akira Kurosawa did not live to direct. It has a softer edge than the master probably would have delivered, but it is deeply affecting.

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