Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu 2001

Critics score:
79 / 100

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Marta Barber, Miami Herald: There's much tongue in cheek in the film and there's no doubt the filmmaker is having fun with it all. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Like its bizarre heroine, it irrigates our souls. Read more

Elvis Mitchell, New York Times: Lurid and less than lucid work. Read more

Gene Seymour, Newsday: A tasty slice of droll whimsy. Read more

Mark Rahner, Seattle Times: A charming, quirky and leisurely paced Scottish comedy -- except with an outrageous central gimmick that could have been a reject from Monty Python's Meaning of Life. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Imamura's delight in the infinite oddity of men and women is goofy; it's also, at heart, reverent. Read more

Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly: Imamura has said that Warm Water Under a Red Bridge is a poem to the enduring strengths of women. It may also be the best sex comedy about environmental pollution ever made. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: Combines a comically dismal social realism with a farcically bawdy fantasy of redemption and regeneration. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Seeing it as a Westerner is an enlightening, even liberating, experience. Read more

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Michael Atkinson, Village Voice: Nonchalantly freaky and uncommonly pleasurable, Warm Water may well be the year's best and most unpredictable comedy. Read more