Sanshiro Sugata Part Two

Sanshiro Sugata Part Two ★★½

The first really dull Kurosawa film, this is surprisingly boring, listless, and half-assed for a film containing multiple scenes of boxing vs. judo fighting.

The climactic fight in the snow is memorable and well-staged, and Susumu Fujita is a compelling leading man once again with his expressive face and distinctive smile, but otherwise, this is a tepid affair.

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