World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
| Original Score: 5/5
Seijun Suzuki doesn't do establishing shots, and when he does, they don't establish s***.
| Original Score: 8/10
The images remain so strong that we wonder whether the overall films began as mental images, unearthed from an artist's psyche to help construct probing popular entertainment.
| Original Score: 9/10
Reputedly one of Seijun Suzuki's finest works and unquestionably very stylish in its 'Scope framings (Jim Jarmusch copied a few shots from it in his Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai).
Because its so free of the conventions of other crime thrillers, that in and of itself is thrilling. The disorienting camera angles and jumps in time are all part of the atmosphere.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Occasionally mystifying, but always witty, inventive and dazzling to look at.
If you get off on strange films, then this one should be right up your alley.
| Original Score: B
I watched it [twice] and it still didn't make sense. That is in no way meant as a complaint.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Director Seijun Suzuki melds eastern production values and western crime devices into a film with little inhibition and ample creativity.
It's a knockout.
| Original Score: A
| Original Score: 4/5
One of the most bizarre movies ever made, a wildly perverse and incredibly stylish one-of-a-kind deconstructionist yakuza thriller.