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Adorenarin doraibu (Adrenaline Drive)

Adorenarin doraibu (Adrenaline Drive) (1999)

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100

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

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Japanese director Shinobu Yaguchi first brought his wickedly funny brand of slapstick and deadpan black comedy to the screen in the 1993 cult hit Down the Drain, about a high-schooler undone by the seemingly innocuous use her friend's train pass. In this 1999 film, Yaguchi again mines the comic potential of a chance encounter to turn one's life upside-down. Suzuki (Masanobu Ando) is a meek, inarticulate car rental clerk who hates his job and his boss' petty bullying. His life takes a sudden ugly

Unrated,

Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Shinobu Yaguchi

Feb 27, 2001

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (5) | DVD (3)

Stirs up about as much adrenaline as a good nap.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The film's humor arises mostly out of the flouting of Japanese social codes which admittedly don't necessarily translate to belly laughs for American audiences. Some of the supporting roles are played broadly and the seemingly indomitable bad guy is one o

January 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

A notable, tongue-in-cheek mélange of American action-film clichés, despite containing a baffling lack of most American action-film clichés.

May 30, 2003
Planet Sick-Boy

It plays as a gentle spoof on yakuza films...

November 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...works because it's rather low-key...

August 23, 2002
Combustible Celluloid

A merry little romp through the world of gangsters, blood money and romance.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

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