The Crimson Kimono
The Crimson Kimono (1959)

A romantic rivalry between a white cop and his Nisei partner causes suppressed racial tensions to explode.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 1, 1959
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Sean Axmaker

... filmed with great moments of location atmosphere, [this] is one of Fuller's most striking commentaries on race.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Harry Sukman's score courts condescension whenever the action shifts to Little Tokyo, but it's the film's only slip.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Crimson Kimono is mostly a hard-boiled cop thriller, but also manages to make a defiant anti-racist statement without ever getting on a soapbox.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a satisfactory Fuller work...

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Beyond the preponderance of sweaty close-ups and rat-a-tat-tat cutting in Fuller's films, his peacetime cinema views relationships as a string of tribal skirmishes.

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