Bottom Line: I don't care what the critics say, Boiling Point was dull, heartless, and worst of all, dull. And did I mention that it bored me? I'll allow that it may be possible to read the film as a kind of grim cultural criticism, but if it's satire, it sure is unfunny satire. And unentertaining as well. I was extremely surprised to note, as the ending credits rolled, that the movie had only taken some 80 minutes.
The acting is good and many of the camera's shots are exquisitely composed, but the editing and the plot bog everything down. For fully half the movie, I wasn't sure where, exactly, the action was happening. Tokyo? Okinawa? And for almost the entire film, I certainly didn't know _why_ things were happening. The two principal characters are (1) an inarticulate (to the point of being utterly inscrutable) loser and (2) a mind-bogglingly psychopathic gangster. We learn nothing worth knowing about either character, and there's never any attempt to justify the graphic cruelty (not always violent) on-screen.
So, it's a confusing story about unlovable characters motivated by only-the-writer-knows-what. One star (2/10)--which for me means that I'd recommend you pass on this film, no matter who you are and what your tastes.