• Bunraku
    2 minutes 26 seconds
    Added: Aug 10, 2011

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Bunraku Reviews

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

Bunraku is everything from blatant ripoff to experimental cinema to a graphic novel gone wild with its bad acting and predictable ending.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6/10

February 11, 2013
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Bunraku aspires to be Kill Bill: Vol 3; it's more like an ornate pitch for a Dick Tracy reboot.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 27, 2011
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Moshe, who wrote and directed, creates a boldly Expressionistic alternate reality to background this heavy-on-the-action story, but neglects narrative and character beyond the most basic strokes.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 23, 2010
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Bunraku's premise involves a level of fanboy wankery that makes Sucker Punch look restrained.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

September 29, 2011
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A mega mash-up in the vein of Sucker Punch, Bunraku jumbles together elements with a self-consciousness that's as turgid as its story proper.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

September 25, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It should surprise no one that visually quirky, graphic-novelish, pulp-noir action flicks rarely come through the sausage machine intact.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

September 30, 2011
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

An overstylized, overwritten, overinflated jumble that doesn't have a clue when to quit. It's definitely colorful and eager to please, but a little of this convoluted mess goes a long way.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D

September 15, 2011
Andy Webster
New York Times
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A potpourri of genres that ends up a morass of clichés.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

September 29, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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You can tell the makers of "Bunraku'' were really excited about creating a cool, new movie world, because that's all the movie is: 118 minutes of effects, art-direction, and genres.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Extremely cool-looking in the manner of "Sin City,'' but clumsily staged, slackly acted and mind-numbingly dull...

Full Review Source: New York Post

September 30, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's not difficult to see why this movie - which reportedly cost $25 million - has been looking for a release date since it was finished more than three years ago.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Completely pointless and utterly unwatchable...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 0/4

September 21, 2010
Matt Singer
IFC.com

What do Hartnett and Geckt want with Perlman? Mostly, I think, they're just looking for excuses to get into elaborate kung fu fights.

Full Review Source: IFC.com | Original Score: C-

September 5, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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"Bunraku" is so desensitizing with its hyper-stylized distractions and movie references it feels more mush-up than mash-up.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 29, 2011
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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One long, extensively choreographed fight sequence in which "mortal" blows are delivered so often, and with so little lasting impact, that a brawl just becomes a brawl becomes a brawl.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 29, 2011
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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It's a pic that's akin to a terrarium of plastic flowers -- gaudily decorative, but airless and lifeless.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 14, 2010
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

Midnight movie fans as well as graphic artists will appreciate the style of the picture, if not the substance... mainly because there's not much substance to be found at all.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity

September 13, 2011
Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
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With great chemistry between Hartnett and Gackt, and incredible visuals, the ambitions of director Guy Moshe's sophomore feature more than make up for what it lacks in substance.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2010
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: B-

October 5, 2011
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

A fun action flick distinguished by the stunning visuals.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7

September 14, 2010

New York Times
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January 7, 2012
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