Villain (Akunin) (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Villain (Akunin) (2010)

Villain (Akunin)




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Movie Info

A mild-mannered man falls in love with a similarly introverted woman, but neglects to tell her he's a suspect in a murder as the new couple set out to elude the police.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sang-il Lee, Shûichi Yoshida
In Theaters:
Toho Co., Ltd.


Eri Fukatsu
as Mitsuyo
Kirin Kiki
as Yuichi's Grandmother
Kimiko Yo
as Yuichi's Mother
Hisashi Igawa
as Yuichi's Grandfather
Suzuki Matsuo
as Tsutsumishita
Yoshiko Miyazaki
as Yoshino's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Villain (Akunin)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Offers a bleak and rounded, if ultimately conservative, take on a criminal act and its impact on those involved.

Full Review… | August 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Having stayed in Japan, I really enjoyed how the location shots capture the country and its people.

Full Review… | September 23, 2011
Birmingham Mail

Fortunately, the performances make as big an impact as the sweeping seascapes and the lyrical score.

Full Review… | August 25, 2011
Radio Times

Generally a disappointment.

Full Review… | August 22, 2011
Observer [UK]

Villain is too long, with a propensity for cliché at vital moments, but its best parts are very good and Lee's direction makes the most of them.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
This is London

While being classily acted and handsomely shot, something appears to have been lost in translation from page to screen.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011

Audience Reviews for Villain (Akunin)

Great performance from Mrs Fukatsu, fantastic direction, but the movie seems to exist mostly for the final sequence. I liked a lot the sub-story of the father of the victim. Flawed film, but with interesting touches.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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