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1.

Luminous

10/10
Author: allan825 on 23 November 2002
2.

An enormously powerful tale of oppression and resistance

10/10
Author: David (davidals@msn.com) on 30 November 2002
3.

A great film tell us a very important precept which is almost forgotten

9/10
Author: ynpad on 20 January 2000
4.

A haunting, heartbreaking masterpiece

10/10
Author: sansho-4 on 24 October 1999
5.

Delicate woodcut prints come to life

Author: (futures@exis.net) on 5 June 2006
6.

A master of the medieval tale

9/10
Author: jandesimpson on 15 August 2002
7.

beautiful and tragic

10/10
Author: amantsdupontneuf on 23 February 2002
8.

A Life Without Freedom

10/10
Author: zolaaar on 13 December 2006
9.

A timeless masterpiece

10/10
Author: Ron Chow on 24 September 2007
10.

Sansho the Bailiff: perfect execution of dramatic story-telling

10/10
Author: ottffsse_sequence on 21 April 2005
11.

exceptionally sad tale of the evils of medieval Japanese society

9/10
Author: planktonrules on 8 July 2005
12.

From The Forge: The Protector Is Born

10/10
Author: ArchAngel Michael on 10 December 2015
13.

Without mercy, man is a beast.

8/10
Author: lastliberal on 30 November 2008
14.

The peak of cinema

10/10
Author: johndavies007 on 1 March 2014
15.

A masterclass in landscape photography and exquisite framing.

9/10
Author: dwyermckerr on 8 March 2008
16.

The saddest film in the world

10/10
Author: Madluke91 on 30 September 2010
17.

Brilliant

10/10
Author: Cosmoeticadotcom (cosmoetica@gmail.com) on 17 September 2008
18.

"Without mercy, man is like a beast."

9/10
Author: elvircorhodzic on 27 November 2016
19.

Classic of World Cinema

8/10
Author: Andres Salama on 12 June 2015
20.

Mizoguchi's take on slavery, among other themes

8/10
Author: mevmijaumau on 11 September 2014
21.

Geeky Randy's summary

9/10
Author: Geeky Randy on 18 July 2014
22.

"Sansho the Bailiff's cinematic story structure feels ahead of its time.

8/10
Author: Sergeant_Tibbs on 30 July 2013
23.

Be Hard On Yourself But Merciful To Others.

Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) on 14 November 2011
24.

One of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time

10/10
Author: lamoreauxba on 15 February 2011
25.

Beasts and Mercy in feudal Japan

10/10
Author: MisterWhiplash on 15 February 2010
26.

The only bad thing is the title

10/10
Author: GyatsoLa on 7 June 2008
27.

A film of great sorrow and great beauty by Kenji Mizoguchi

10/10
Author: Terrell-4 on 30 January 2008
28.

gut-wrenching

10/10
Author: Ron on 25 July 2007
29.

The transient world

Author: chaos-rampant on 9 November 2011
30.

cinema's quintessential drama film

10/10
Author: vincentgarias on 18 February 2017
31.

Stunning Retelling Of A Traditional Folk Tale!

9/10
Author: WILLIAM FLANIGAN on 16 July 2016
32.

nope

9/10
Author: treywillwest on 15 July 2016
33.

Sanshô dayû

9/10
Author: sharky_55 on 8 June 2016
34.

"Men are created equal..."

10/10
Author: poe-48833 on 7 March 2016
35.

"Without mercy, man is not a human being."

9/10
Author: Aleksandar Sarkic on 17 November 2015
36.

Masterful Mizoguchi epic

9/10
Author: WraithApe on 18 September 2015
37.

Mizoguchi Explores the Darker Side of the Slave Lord

8/10
Author: gavin6942 on 23 December 2013
38.

A great film - watch it!

9/10
Author: robertasmith on 27 June 2013
39.

A powerful tale of human plight

8/10
Author: Tomas_T on 30 April 2013
40.

Little birds, if you are living still: Fly, fly far away!

9/10
Author: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 September 2012
41.

Very powerful

9/10
Author: Jose Cruz on 9 January 2013
42.

Brilliant Morality Tale

10/10
Author: crossbow0106 on 20 May 2011
43.

Highly recommended - one of the best films I've ever seen

10/10
Author: Scarletfire-1 on 27 August 2005
44.

Breathtaking, Visually Stunning - An emotional journey

10/10
Author: JP_Shay on 11 September 2016
45.

Cheer for living in a modern society

8/10
Author: JolinKnight on 2 October 2013
46.

Sansho the Bailiff

7/10
Author: Jackson Booth-Millard on 20 January 2013
47.

Universal Message for All

Author: rsternesq on 30 November 2008
48.

A Nutshell Review: Sansho the Bailiff

7/10
Author: DICK STEEL on 23 August 2008
49.

pretty, but toothless and unsatisfying

4/10
Author: eatmyfuc on 1 July 2013
50.

A great film

9/10
Author: zetes on 14 October 2001

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