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Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl )

Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl ) (2003)

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Drawing equally from Quentin Tarantino, Hong Kong action spectaculars, Japanese anime, and the over-the-top fashion sensibility of Tokyo's Shibuya district, Katsuhito Ishii spins this dizzying propulsive flick about lovers on the run and the weirdest band of gangsters on the planet. Toshiko Momojiri (Shie Koinata) dreams of a life away from the grinding tedium of working in a run-down hotel and away from her perverted, pawing uncle who manages the place. While driving to the post office, she

Jul 8, 2003

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Comes across like an overextended music video that would leave even Madonna drooling.

April 23, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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The funky title of this Japanese yakuza bloodletting is, alas, better than the film itself.

April 18, 2003
New York Post
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Makes killing look like high-spirited fun and turns violent death into an occasion for giggles and snickers.

April 15, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go.

April 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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The movie is visually impressive, but Ishii's virtuoso style can't overcome the flatness of the comic-book story he's telling.

June 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

A colorful hip updating of the two-on-the-lam motif popular since the 1930s.

May 5, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Most of the film relies on music-video velocity that can be a bit too jarring, even for a live-action cartoon.

April 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Both exceptionally satisfying and enormously entertaining.

April 16, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Audience Reviews for Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl )

a fun caper flick featuring an odd couple on the run from a host of colorful characters. it's very stylish, with a light tone that becomes much darker, reminiscent of a tarantino film. tadanobu asano is dead cool as ever
October 6, 2008
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A man named Samehada (Ichi The Killer's Tadanobu Asano), on the run from the Yakuza for stealing one hundred million yen joins up with a woman, Toshiko, on the run from her job at her perverted uncle's hotel. The uncle hires an elven hitman with a unibrow, Yamada, to kill Samehada and ensure Toshiko's safe return.

Even tho it seems the viewer is thrown into the fast-paced film with so many characters, they're all well developed and the film becomes very easy to follow.

Sure, the story of a yakuza being chased for stealing money from the gang isn't anything original, but this film has something others don't. Style.

Includes a favorite opening credits sequence.
August 25, 2008
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