I Live in Fear (Ikimono no kiroku)
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I Live in Fear (Ikimono no kiroku)
I Live in Fear presents Toshiro Mifune as an elderly, stubborn businessman so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I feel sure that Mr. Kurosawa could have come up with a more constructive thought on how people should use their energies to pacifistic purpose than the negative one he gives us here."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A rough adaptation of King Lear, just as was "Ran" that Kurosawa made 30 years later. Not without its problems, but any Kurosawa is better than the Cineplex crap in your local neighborhood."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"I Live in Fear shows that Kurosawa is far from content with humanity, but that doesn't mean he's given up hope entirely."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"A compelling look at postwar Japan as well as the onset of Cold War paranoia."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Akira Kurosawa's social x-raying is a continuation of Ikiru"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Perhaps a bit too loose and leisurely to be entirely effective."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Mifune was miscast."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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