Scandal (Shubun)
Scandal (Shubun) (1950)

This Akira Kurosawa film sets forth the theory that the postwar Japanese press was too free in its insinuations, and that personal privacy had been sacrificed for the sake of sensationalism. The film traces the tragedy that results when a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 1950
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2000
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Scandal is not a great film, but it is much more than a curiosity, and much funnier than any plot synopsis might suggest.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a mustard seed for later masterworks

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Odd film about gossip sheets has many interesting touches and rich photography.

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Anybody contemplating a tabloid career should watch this movie.

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TV Guide

Done with Kurosawa's subtle touch of irony.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is an awkward comedy made just before Kurosawa's breakthrough film, Rashomon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
a solid film with great acting and diologue, even if the plot was a little silly. there is a sense where the plot is very good as it points out the abuses and… More
Chris Browning
While this isn't top-tier Kurosawa, even his lesser works are solid films full of his talent and the actors that he would make famous! The film features… More
xGary Xx
Another of Kurosawa's early films, it features his usual morality message this time aimed at the media. A free-spirited artist and a famous singer are… More
The funniest of Kurosawa's films. Takashi Shimura gives some great comic moments which bring a lot of laughter for his character and a lot of compassion as… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Scandal," Miyako Saijo(Yoshiko Yamaguchi), a famous singer, blissfully sings while climbing a hill until she realizes she is… More