Nicolás Vargas’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm in complete awe towards the epic scale of this. The astonishing bright colors that decorate the misery and death that comes along with treason and endless ambition. That beautiful castle burning to the ground while Lord Hidetora crosses the gates and escape the madness his own family has brought upon is a scene I'll never forget. The blood on the walls, the long arrows and loud cannons, the strategic wars being held in and out of the battlefield, a buddhist woman decapitated and a wise man slowly drawn to insanity for meaningless reasons -- how vanity, pride and greed can bleed entire families and empires is the very essence of humanity, a destiny that is as avoidable as it is inevitable.
In a mad world only the mad are sane.
I'm positive Lady Kaede is pretty high up the ranking of evil women in film. Far ahead evil bitches like Joan Crawford, Nurse Ratched, Alex Forrest, Amy Dunne, Annie Wilkes, Miss Trunchbull or even Regina George... I mean, what a cold heartless cunt!