Children of Tokyo

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Released 2010

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Children of Tokyo

Movie Summary

Director:
Yasujiro Ozu
Released:
2010
Rating:
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Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Their father is an office clerk who tries for advancement by playing up his boss. When the boys visit the boss' house with their father, they discover that their dad has been making a fool of himself to please his boss, who's son is an outwitted member of the boys' gang. The brothers' revolt claiming that hierarchy should be based on ability, not on social background. Ozu's charming film is a social satire that draws from the antics of childhood as well as the tragedy of maturity.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    That it is more -- a small masterpiece, perfect in design and execution -- almost goes without saying, but the film's profundity and its charm go hand in hand.

  • 100

    Slate Dana Stevens

    Qualifies as one of my favorite movies of all time. This 1932 masterpiece, now digitally restored with retranslated subtitles and a newly recorded score, is a silent film that does...

  • 80

    Time Out New York Joshua Rothkopf

    Watching the first hour of I Was Born, But… (unspooling with a bright, new piano score by Donald Sosin) might remind you of a subdued "Our Gang" skit, and not unpleasantly.

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