Warm Water Under a Red Bridge Synopsis
A woman's (Misa Shimizu) body gushes water whenever she has sex.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Imamura's delight in the infinite oddity of men and women is goofy; it's also, at heart, reverent.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A movie about love, friendship and finding oneself, and it takes all its subjects very seriously while seeming to treat them with the...
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
A rather luminous movie on the power of love.
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75

Boston Globe

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No porno flick posing as art. Nor is it science fiction, though it does contain a few scenes with B-movie overtones. This is a deep and...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This story is unthinkable in a Hollywood movie, but there is something about the matter-of-fact way Saeko explains her problem, and the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
One never knows where "Warm Water" is going and even though the film's objective feels a little fuzzy even at the end a parable on female...
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
There's not enough here to justify the almost two hours.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film may be lighter in tone than Imamura's more recent work, but it still has a number of serious things to say about life in...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Maintains a light, dainty tone despite the heavy-handed metaphor, but in crossing the Pacific to the U.S., it is bound to leave most...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Acute sense of color and offbeat storytelling style aren't enough to make this sometimes sensual fantasy more than a whimsical trifle.
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WARM WATER Runs a Little Cold

By lugubriousthespian
Acclaimed Japanese fill maker Shohei Inamura's WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE is a very oddball story woven into a social commentary tale of Japan's 90's economic meltdown. A recently unemployed dot...