“Second film I saw on YouTube and the first by Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon is a fine example of mixed feelings. I mean, I liked it but, after hearing all the hype, it could've done way better. I also liked the originality but too bad I'd already seen it before in Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects and Hero, so the effect wasn't as effective as it should've been.
Anyway, Toshiro Mifune was arguably one of the best Japanese actor of his time and his performance in this film as the Bandit was the best. In fact, it was the only best performance. All the others, in their respective characters, were quite good. Not too dull, not too great, just OK. Although the film wasn't too tedious, it still was too much for a 88 minute feature and that is rather surprising because I consider 88-100 mi” read more