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Sukiyaki Western Django Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

Molonoti agono thematika, alla kai aisthitika se megalo bathmo, to ekstremistiko kinimatografiko homage toy Takashi Miike, poy ston aksona toy Yojimbo (1961) pantreyei ta spaghetti toy Leone me ta samurai toy Kurosawa, einai ena diabolemena apolaystiko st

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

March 22, 2009
Anton Bitel

Miike's 'wild east' take on the western genre is a colourfully violent stand-off of pastiche, politics and punk.

Full Review Source: Film4

January 20, 2009
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Sukiyaki Western Django is a singular work of art that both celebrates those disjointed parts and synthesizes them into a strangely cohesive %u2013 and more amazingly, unique whole.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 20, 2008
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Clever costuming and production design set off an intriguingly off-kilter vision of a tiny western town in a "Nevada" out in the Japanese desert.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B

November 10, 2008
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Miike knows how to film cartoonish violence with style, and the sillier the movie becomes in its mayhem, the harder it is to turn away from.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Japanese spaghetti Western that's both faithful to its Italian antecedents and way out on its own wacky wavelength.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

September 12, 2008
Skylaire Alfvegren
E! Online

A remarkably inventive yet referential Eastern Western, full of action, cinematic references, pop-cowboy lingo, bloody haute costuming, two warring clans and one carnage-inducing Gatling gun.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: A-

September 12, 2008
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The flick's a lot of sound and fury and dynamite that signifies nothing while paying tribute to everything

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 12, 2008
Brian Orndorf

You haven't lived until you've heard a Japanese actor use the phrase 'Whistling Dixie' in a sentence

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

September 11, 2008
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

More action, gun fights and swords fail to make this a better film than the spaghetti westerns that came before. Tarantino is great but his small part is too little to lift this Eastern oater much above average.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

September 3, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

It's a perfect execution of its genres and offers enough of a gimmick to maintain interest. Unfortunately, Sukiyaki never rises above its roots and, strangely enough, doesn't actually offer up anything new.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 74/100

September 2, 2008
Cole Smithey

Japanese suspense maestro Takashi Miike pays homage to the spaghetti western genre with a story born of Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars," which was originally inspired by Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo."

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

August 29, 2008
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Utterly deranged.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

August 29, 2008
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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It is, of course, a must for Miike's legions of fans, of which I am one. It also should serve as a way for mainstream audiences to become acquainted with Miike.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 29, 2008
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Sukiyaki Western Django is comfort food garnished with aural and ocular delights. It's often quite moving, as well; though not the most nutritious repast, few will describe it as forgettable.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 29, 2008
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A loving and lurid pastiche of the spaghetti westerns that were themselves lurid pastiches of classic Hollywood cowboy pictures.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 29, 2008
Bill Gibron

Sukiyaki Western Django is Sergio Leone on LSD. It's every '60s/'70s revisionist western riff supersaturated in stylized bombast and a purposed perversion of the motion picture mannerism.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Far and away the finest section is the final showdown, smoothly and swiftly shot with excessive violence and gore.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

August 28, 2008
Paul Brenner

a western/samurai monstrosity consuming itself

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 28, 2008

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April 4, 2011
February 27, 2009
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October 10, 2008
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