Takeshis' (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Takeshis' (2005)





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In the latest film by Japanese television comic-turned-cinema auteur Takeshi Kitano, a soft-spoken convenience store cashier named Takeshi Kitano finds his fate inexplicably intertwined with that of ubiquitous Japanese showbiz star Takeshi "Beat" Kitano. At times running parallel and at other times unexpectedly intersecting, the radically different lives of the shy everyman Kitano and superstar celebrity Kitano slowly begin to gel into a surreal fantasy of fame as the convenience store clerk and aspiring actor loses himself to fantasies of becoming his famous look-alike. When the unstable fan purchases a variety of handguns under the guise of preparing for an upcoming role, his obsession with the television and film star threatens to erupt into violence. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2009
Bandai Visual Company - Official Site


Takeshi Kitano
as Beat Takeshi
Kotomi Kyono
as Kitano's Female Neig...
Kayoko Kishimoto
as Audition Producter, ...
Ren Ohsugi
as Takeshi's Manager, T...
Susumu Terajima
as Kitano's Yakuza Neig...
Tetsu Watanabe
as Audition Actor, Nood...
Akihiro Miwa
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Takeshis'

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | September 17, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a film in need of a therapist for the star.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bold yet bland, this dreamy survey of all things Kitano sends several bullets into his past and puts a question mark on his future.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007

An entirely useless artifact for anyone not already familiar with Kitano's previous eleven pictures.

Full Review… | January 7, 2007
Film Freak Central

Takeshi Kitano's crazy, weird, indulgent, breathtaking, strangely titled fantasy is as entertaining as it is puzzling -- a marvelous movie about movies with a sense of humor and a surreal streak.

Full Review… | July 14, 2006
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Audience Reviews for Takeshis'


Man,that was rock-bottom.Narcissistic to the bone,that's all I have to say.Kitano,you better not disappoint me next time,shit...and why did you have to erupt from the ashes of...twin reality?Orchestrated narrative without the core,veins,hidden sign?Just plain,"amusing" images of you...and you?

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

The strangest Kitano I've seen. As always, this has random bursts of stylish violence. It's like a ride thru Kitano's mind:looks cool, but never makes much sense.

Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

Excellent film. This film is essential to anyone who is interested in what makes Takeshi Kitano tick as an artist. The different ways he views himself while making the movie in his head while we watch him make the movie he is thinking of would leave any audience member scratching their head. But I've thought of this film a lot since seeing it and I think time might shoot it to the top of my favourtie Kitano films.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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