October 20, 2014
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.
November 9, 2011
My problem is that even though the three weird stories are intriguing and of interest in their own right, but when compiled as one film they seemed undeveloped.
August 16, 2011
All three screenplays were probably composed on the plane to Japan. With any luck, this trend will die out.
August 30, 2009
If Tokyo! has a unifying idea, it's the devastating effect loneliness has on the psyche, an interesting choice given Tokyo's status as one of the world's densest cities.
August 8, 2009
Sandwiched between Gondry and Bong's variously euphoric entries, Carax's contribution seems either a work of deep cynicism from an inveterate party-pooper or a welcome satirical sour note from one of the great talents of 80s and 90s French cinema.
June 21, 2009
Some may consider it a callous critical evaluation. In truth, it's nothing short of a luxuriant love letter.
June 5, 2009
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
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.
May 12, 2009
This triptypch of short flicks about the Japanese capital by non-Japanese filmmakers is wildly intriguing to me, as someone who has never been there but would like to visit...
May 7, 2009
Taken together, the three movies in Tôkyô! create a frightful, smart, and lingering impression.
April 29, 2009
With the three-director -- Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho -- multistory film Tokyo!, the first really exciting piece of filmmaking of 2009 comes to town.
April 24, 2009
A collection of three films that try to capture the experience of living in that crowded Japanese city.
April 16, 2009
Grasping a unifying theme from the three distinct tales is one of the pleasures of watching the movie. Loneliness gets my vote, but Tokyo! is adventurous enough to spark many different theories.
April 9, 2009
Three very different directors...travel to the land of the lotus blossom to lend their collective eyes to a world that is Tokyo!