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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai Reviews

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Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly

Recklessly fun, explosively colorful and intensely, abusively edited.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

June 7, 2007
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

More entertaining for its impudence than its execution...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

May 31, 2007
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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An apocalyptic political satire.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 25, 2007
Jurgen Fauth

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2007
Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum

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.

Full Review Source: Denver Urban Spectrum | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2007
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders

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.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 14, 2007
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 14, 2007
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 23, 2007
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

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

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 5, 2007
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

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

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

June 22, 2007
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

June 1, 2007
Pam Grady

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.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 5, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Combines soft-core porn with a fantastical sci-fi plot.

April 30, 2007
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 23, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Just don't mistake it for something classier.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

April 14, 2007
Joshua Land
Time Out New York
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As befits the form, enjoyment of this film will depend almost entirely on one's appreciation of the substantial anatomical charms of its lead actress.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

April 14, 2007
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The overripe morsel who gets batted around in the Japanese absurdithon The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai looks like she was conjured up by a teenage boy in dangerous hormonal overdrive.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

April 13, 2007
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 13, 2007
Dennis Harvey
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Uninspired staging and pacing manage the near-impossible feat of rendering such lunatic concepts dull.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 10, 2007
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