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An imaginative, if uneven, love letter to a city that signals a great creative enterprise by its three contributing directors. Read critic reviews

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Three distinct tales unfold in the bustling city of Tokyo. Merde (Denis Lavant), a bizarre sewer-dweller, emerges from a manhole and begins terrorizing pedestrians. After his arrest, he stands trial and lashes out at a hostile courtroom. A man (Teruyuki Kagawa) who has resigned himself to a life of solitude reconsiders after meeting a charming pizza delivery woman. And finally, a happy young couple (Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase) find themselves undergoing a series of frightening metamorphoses.

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Yû Aoi
Pizza Delivery Girl
Jean-François Balmer
Maître Voland
Bong Joon-ho
Screenwriter
Leos Carax
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Michel Gondry
Screenwriter
Kenzô Horikoshi
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Hiroyuki Negishi
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Yuji Sadai
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Critic Reviews for Tokyo!

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (50) | Rotten (16)

  • Gondry, Carax, and Bong work up three riffs not on Tokyo but on "Tokyo"-all reasonably diverting and offering distinctive curlicues on the title's exclamation point.

    October 20, 2014 | Full Review…
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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5
  • Paris, New York and even Toronto have all gotten their due in a recent wave of city-centric omnibus films that let world-renowned auteurs run wild in their streets. Yet none of these yielded anything as strange or as idiosyncratic as Tokyo!

    June 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps it is inevitable as three foreign directors train their lenses on that unique island culture of the East that all three are propelled by fantasy or science fiction, and suggest more alienation from Tokyo than affection for the great city.

    June 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • All three films deal with things hidden, or disappearing, or suppressed. But Tokyo, if anything, becomes more of a mystery after Tokyo! than it was before.

    April 9, 2009 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 06, 2014
    Bookended by two wonderful films by Bong and Gondry; it's best to skip through the nasty second film.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2012
    Three directors. Three thirty-something-minutes film set in Tokyo. Don't expect to learn anything about the Japanese city, those stories could have pretty much been set anywhere. All three movies are very different from each other. The first one is just an excuse for Michel Gondry to do his thing. Leos Carax directs the second one, it's strange but hilarious. The final one, but not the least, is a cute love tale from Bong Joon-ho. All three movies are exceptionally wet shot, they carry the print of their authors and they all work in what they attempt to do. Could be watched separately and it wouldn't change a thing.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2011
    Seems like everyone rates these 3 mini-films differently, so my rating is .... Carax one star, Gondry two stars and Bong three stars and none of em worth much jumping up and down about unless your name's Zebedee.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2010
    3 short stories using tokyo as a setting, 3 very diferent tales and all adding a lot to the stories they are telling, the biggest name here being michael gondry, all three tales are never dull, and very stylish in what they are doing, the first story being my fav, about a couple arriving in tkyo, stying with a friend, and trying to start fresh, then it turns to something peculier and great, the 2nd funny in parts about a mad frenchman roaming madly in city being catured then tried for its crimes, this is also great and finally the third concerning a shut in, who through a chance encounter, needs to act, all stories add a bit of quirk t them, and are never dull, and very stylish
    scott g Super Reviewer

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