Gonin (The Five) (1995)

Gonin (The Five)

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Get Carter meets Heidegger in this slick, two-fisted gangster epic brimming with furtive sex and shocking violence. The film centers on five poster-boys of Japan's post-bubble economic malaise: Bandai (Koichi Sato), the owner of a once popular nightclub who's up to his fashionable lapels in debt to the yakuza; the gay extortionist (Masahiro Motoki) who loves him; Ogiwara (Naoto Takenaka of Shall We Dance fame), a downsized salaryman on the brink of mental collapse; an drug addict ex-police … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Takashi Ishii
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On DVD: Oct 31, 2006
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Gonin (The Five)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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I prefer that my violent flicks make a little more sense.

Full Review… | July 25, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[A] dark, pounding exercise in mayhem, revenge, nihilism and despair in contemporary Tokyo.

Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Film Journal International

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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½

Beat Takeshi stars in this heist film gone wrong that stands above almost all others, ranking right up there with Rififi.

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