17% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
49% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
64% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
48% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
14% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

44% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
73% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

—— Anger Management: Season 2
92% Community: Season 5
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1
100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 10
90% Parenthood: Season 5
100% Parks and Recreation: Season 6
100% Portlandia: Season 4
55% Reign: Season 1
0% Saint George: Season 1
100% Scandal: Season 3
73% Sirens: Season 1
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1
92% Vikings: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Gokudô kuroshakai (Criminal Underworld: Rainy Dog)

Gokudô kuroshakai (Criminal Underworld: Rainy Dog) (1997)


No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Jun 28, 1997 Wide



liked it
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 779

My Rating

Movie Info

Takashi Miike directs this brooding, hard-boiled gangster drama set in monsoon-soaked Taiwan. Yuji (played by Miike regular Sho Aikawa) ekes out an existence working as a Japanese hit man for a gang in Taipei. A laconic character with a lizard-like gaze, he seems to have little use for other people -- even for his unbalanced godfather who calls him his son. All he is interested in is the money. His life takes a sudden change when a former lover appears at his doorstep, drops off a boy (He


Art House & International, Drama

Aug 31, 2004

Watch It Now



Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (1) | DVD (10)

...probably Miike's most accomplished and coherent effort - though it's still suffering from a whole host of problems.

January 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Audience Reviews for Gokudô kuroshakai (Criminal Underworld: Rainy Dog)

Rainy Dog is the second film in Takashi Miike's Black Society trilogy and it is also a more milder Yakuza film from him.Now, while this is the second movie, there is no relation, other than the dark Yakuza theme, between this one and Shinjuku Triad Society. It is a different story with a different cast of characters.The story is pretty weak as this movie focuses more on character. The film does get off to a decent start, however a good portion in the middle of this 95 minute story is bland and uneventful. The minimal dialogue from the main character doesn't help. The final 5-10 minutes deliver a good ending though. A Kill Bill inspiration perhaps?The violence is mild, despite all the shootings, and the nudity is non-existent. I only bring this up, since this is a period where Miike's strong graphical nature is on the loose and this film seems to hold back on that.The characters are unemotional, with the exception of Tomorowo Taguchi, who plays a different character from the first Black Society film. He steals the spotlight, despite having very little airtime. Sho Aikawa is a fitting contract killer, but as previously mentioned, he is pretty bland.Some may find this Yakuza thriller interesting, but Rainy Dog is one film that needs a more eventful approach.
May 2, 2009
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

This, being the second film in Miike's THE BLACK SOCIETY TRILOGY, plays very close to Takeshi Kitano's take on the yakuza lifestyle. Sho Aikawa is the broken, wandering, and disconnected criminal who is bored with the lifestyle and discovers he has a son. Similar themes throughout the film remind me of Hana-Bi, in which the lead character sets out on a sad vacation while welcoming death as a release from the lifestyle. With less story and less dialogue than its' trilogy counterparts, this is my favorite of the three. It's Miike's films, like Rainy Dog, that set him apart from from being labeled as a Johnny-one-note.
December 3, 2008
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

Tomorowo Taguchi almost steals the whole thing from Aikawa. The script is very limited, but Miike manages to squeeze the most out of the less.
January 14, 2008
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Gokudô kuroshakai (Criminal Underworld: Rainy Dog) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Total Recall
Total Recall

Johnny Depp's Best Movies

24 Frames
24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

<em>Mad Men</em>
Mad Men

Read reviews for Season 7 premiere

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Discuss last night's episode

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile