Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)





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Synopsis: The third installment in the series, TETSUO III: THE BULLET MAN, and Tsukamoto's first English-language film, stars Eric Bossick as Anthony, a young man who was born and raised in Tokyo and is now raising a family there. What should be a happy time in Anthony's life is not: his wife is crippled by anxiety and unable to leave the house. She also has recurring nightmares about a horrible fate awaiting the pair's young son, Tom. Those nightmares turn out to be prophetic when Tom is … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 28, 2011


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Critic Reviews for Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

The backstory satisfies a certain urge to know but lacks the gonzo mystery and waking nightmare horror of the original...

Full Review… | July 1, 2011

Instead of the bugnut brilliance of his first installment, (The Bullet Man) continues a mangled mythos...that does (the director's) otherwise startling and typically visionary work a slight disservice.

Full Review… | January 22, 2011

Audience Reviews for Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

A man with "android DNA" turns into a metal monster when he gets angry. Pointless b-movie styled remake of an underground classic that turns surrealism into silliness.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

I'm always happy to have new Shinya to watch, especially Tetsuo films. Alas, this one actually explains a bit too much, giving the three films a semblance of plot and connection, which actually takes away from the fun. Those looking for Shinya's usual over the top cyber antics will not be disappointed.

Steve K

Super Reviewer

Sadly, I was quite disappointed in this one, the first Tsukamoto film that's ever garnered that reaction. It wasn't just the poor line delivery and questionable dialogue, it just seemed that Tsukamoto had nothing new to add to the series. Still, I did like it, he simply cannot fail with keeping a film's visuals and pacing engaging, but I was hoping for so much more.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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