Kurosawa is so effortless, it seems a shame to watch any of
his later works, which are hilariously earnest in being "Japanese,"
whatever the hell that means. This is the ultimate crime story:
the story is clever, the mystery is logical if over-the-top,
and it's got Toshiro Mifune in his prime daddy years. A fine
film for the inquisitive. 11/00