Dersu Uzala
Dersu Uzala (1975)

A few months after his notorious suicide attempt, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was regenerated by the notion of helming the first Russian/Japanese co-production. Co-scripted and directed by Kurosawa, Dersu Uzala is the story of an… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Eder
New York Times

The episodes in this second part go on endlessly, loosely, obviously. They lack the revelations of the winter scenes and they do little but belabor at length the points already made. They wreck the film's balance and make its achievements dull.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

To Arseniev, Dersu embodies something civilized men have lost… Neither can really understand the other — which is precisely what makes their friendship so special.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Beautifully photographed but far too isolated in its characterizations.

Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

a gorgeous looking and highly affecting adventure

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Every frame of Dersu Uzala is simply beautiful to look at. . . . Kurosawa's 140-minute masterpiece is a . . . quietly captivating experience.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's sweetly told and heartwarming, much like a Disney film, but not demanding much of the viewer.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Kurosawa's Russian epic is breathtakinging ambitious, if a bit didactic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
the ultimate man vs. wild. bear grills has nothing on dersu uzala. another of the many absolute masterpieces by kurosawa, this film is possibly the best man… More
Byron Brubaker
Simple but powerful. Captain Arseniev is looking for a grave on a construction site in 1910. Flashback to 1902 when he and a group of soldiers are on a… More
Anthony Valletta
Great story, well told.