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Takeshis'

Takeshis' (2005)

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Release Date: Sep 2, 2005 Wide

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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

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

June 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Bold yet bland, this dreamy survey of all things Kitano sends several bullets into his past and puts a question mark on his future.

June 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
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An entirely useless artifact for anyone not already familiar with Kitano's previous eleven pictures.

January 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
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.

July 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

I love Takeshi Kitano's films, but around the one-hour mark, I started wondering about the writer/director/editor/star's mental well being

September 15, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Takeshis'

Takeshis' is a truly original film. It's also a very personal film that I think only Takeshi can explain himself. It does correct a few misconceptions people have of him, but he's so damn mischievous, you never really know what is real and what fake, who is the real Takeshi? Hard core fans like myself need not worry though, there is so much of him here, what with all the references to his written work, his playful side and his acting and directing career. The cast is also full of previous collaborators, many who have worked with him throughout his film career. If you are unfamiliar with the work of Takeshi Kitano, avoid this film like the plaque, it will be lost on you. Check out his back catalogue, fall in love with his films, then watch it. The only uncomfortable aspect of this film for me was that it almost feels like a Swan song. Still, it was made a few years ago now and he's still very much alive. Narcissistic all the way but I think he's great too, so there it is, you still can't question it's beauty, especially the last scene on the beach.
February 16, 2011
SirPant

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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?
October 27, 2008
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Dimitris Springer

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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.
October 21, 2007
KLFilmmaker

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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.
January 30, 2007
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