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 Tengoku to jigoku [High and Low] 

What grade would you give this film?
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 Tengoku to jigoku [High and Low] 
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loyalfromlondon
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High and Low (天国と地獄 Tengoku to Jigoku, literally "Heaven and Hell") is a 1963 film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyōko Kagawa. It was loosely based on King's Ransom, an 87th Precinct police procedural by Ed McBain.

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Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:40 pm
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Post Re: Tengoku to jigoku [High and Low]
confused and problematic
but I like all the parts


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The first half is great with the kidnapping and moral conundrums that come along with it (business v humanity type of stuff.) The second half, which focuses on the police's efforts to catch the kidnapper, is a little bit boring I'll admit. Wish we had just stuck with Toshiro Mifune's excellent performance. You could say the film has highs and lows.

I'll give the film a solid 8/10 for what worked though. Really good stuff from Kirosawa. Just not quite a classic like some of his others.


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