Junk Food (1997)

Junk Food





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Movie Info

This Japanese slice-of-life drama depicts a variety of violent Tokyoites during 24 hours, beginning at dawn with an elderly blind woman and moving on to a drug addict who kills and goes to work. Other characters include a lady Mexican wrestler who tries to win prize money for her kids.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Masashi Yamamoto
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 25, 2004



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Critic Reviews for Junk Food

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 14, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Junk Food

This film suffered from a lack of any character or moment to really connect to. Everybody but a sort of twisted creation that inhabits the night. The gritty cinematography was nice for some parts but just became to lifeless. There were also many very poor shots that broke up the flow of a scene. For example when one character goes for the gun it cuts to a close up of him grabbing it, this shot however has a few frames too many at the start and it looks like a home movie. By the end I was extremely disinterested in any character arc or the climax. It's nice to see low budget films, but they could still serve one comprehensible story rather than 5 muddled tales.

Luke Baldock

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