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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003)

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 14

This gratuitous film somehow takes the idea of girl power and turns it into a misogynistic raunchfest.

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 9

This gratuitous film somehow takes the idea of girl power and turns it into a misogynistic raunchfest.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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A sexy call girl becomes the flashpoint of an international incident after inadvertently coming into possession of a curious artifact with the power to unleash Armageddon on a world consumed by chaos. Sachiko Hanai makes a living by fulfilling the fantasies of men who always longed to make love to their teachers. One day, upon wandering into a local coffee house, the unsuspecting sexpot sets off a violent gun battle between two groups of gangsters involved in some seriously shady dealings. As

Jun 5, 2007

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A flimsy plot about Korean spies leads to a climactic sight gag involving an enhanced version of George W. Bush's forefinger, but it's all window dressing for the main attraction: lots of bouncing T & A.

September 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is far less silly than it thinks it is. The upbeat vibe of super-female power misfires with a gratuitous rape scene.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Conceptually outlandish but routinely executed, this comic exploration of macho, control-freaky power struggles the world over remains skin-deep.

July 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Sachiko Hanai is pretty much just raunch, much like the stuff that insinuates itself onto late-night premium channel programming. And which gets old fast.

June 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Combines soft-core porn with a fantastical sci-fi plot.

April 30, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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An apocalyptic political satire.

April 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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... a weird hybrid in the vein of the 1974 American sex pic Flesh Gordon, but with a more modern, goosed-up style.

July 15, 2007

My head wants to explode at the woman-hating hideousness of this.

June 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Recklessly fun, explosively colorful and intensely, abusively edited.

June 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

More entertaining for its impudence than its execution...

May 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This is one off-the-wall sex comedy. It is even occasionally actually funny in its offbeat fashion, but it is essentially stupid and the forays into sexual violence are downright ugly.

May 5, 2007
Reel.com

The film is nothing more than a rapidly tiresome gag that barely seems to understand the knotty philosophical problems being posited by its lusty fembot heroine.

April 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

An obscene, elaborate joke at the expense of the Bush Administration.... It's the trashy midnight weird-out that Grindhouse could have been.

April 17, 2007 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

Is this sleaze dressed up as art, or vice-versa? As more and more daring directors opt to push the envelope with similar conversation-provoking pictures, we'll have to let the debate about what could be an emerging cinematic trend continue.

April 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Denver Urban Spectrum
Denver Urban Spectrum

It's a film to be experienced more than judged and is only recommended for those with adventurous tastes. At the very least, I doubt you'll be bored.

April 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

Nothing short of confounding, the film seems to exist in an uneasy limbo between avant-garde brilliance and completely inane abrasiveness.

April 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

As a soft core porn movie, its pretty good!! Yes, plot is outrageous and bizarre, but the acting is decent and the pacing of the film moves at a rather brisk clip. One thing for sure, it does entertain as long as nudity and alot of sexual situations does not put you off. I thought the ending was a bit predictable for such a zany story, but it will hold your interest.
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