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I'd bet that I'm in the minority, but I just found this one a bore
A bust. As disinterested as I often am in Mizoguchi's films, Sisters of the Gion effectively knocked me unconscious. Some of the acting seemed decent, as did some of the direction. The opening shots were great. But then it slows down to a crawl that I just couldn't withstand. This is the first of his films that I was just not able to take. The couple of Mizoguchi films that I really like are Life of Oharu and Sansho the Bailiff (and Ugetsu's pretty good, as well), so if you haven't seen those ones, do so. 5/10.
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