caleb’s review published on Letterboxd:
Having just seen it for the first time, I can already tell High and Low will stick with me for the rest of my life.
This film, on a technical standpoint, is perfect. The framing, composition, editing, performances, every aspect screams that a master is at the helm. Not to mention the genius script, written by Kurosawa himself - along with some co-writers - which makes the story of High and Low transcend into something much more meaningful that speaks to the human condition, morality, wealth, power, and social class. Seriously, I'm not just naming this stuff out of thin air - it's really THAT good.
High and Low is thrilling, mesmerizing, impactful, and haunting.