The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Takao Nakano
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2007
Palm Pictures

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Critic Reviews for The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Conceptually outlandish but routinely executed, this comic exploration of macho, control-freaky power struggles the world over remains skin-deep.

Full Review… | July 5, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Combines soft-core porn with a fantastical sci-fi plot.

April 30, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An apocalyptic political satire.

Full Review… | April 25, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

alan jay

Super Reviewer

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