Audition (Ôdishon) (1999)
Critic Consensus: An audacious, unsettling Japanese horror film from director Takashi Miike, Audition entertains as both a grisly shocker and a psychological drama.
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Critic Reviews for Audition (Ôdishon)
This movie, at just under two hours, is a long crawl from inception to climax.
Miike is brilliant at transforming the mundane and familiar ... into something sinister and eerie.
A diabolically adroit piece of filmmaking that goes even further than the films of Italy's excruciatingly macabre Dario Argento.
This brazen shocker is never less than compelling -- even when you feel compelled to shut your eyes.
There will be many people who consider Audition an atrocity, and a few who find it a stimulating cinema experience.
Audience Reviews for Audition (Ôdishon)
From the very beginning, before things slide greasily into OMG, there's a creepy ominous feeling. I thought it was cultural differences. "That guy takes a drink in every scene he's in, and none of them look like a drink because he's thirsty..." It's a creepy ominous work.
The shifts in tone along the film are baffling, as it begins as a strange drama, then becomes a romance, and then it is finally revealed that all that was a weird prelude to an absurdly shocking, outrageous and confusing third act that doesn't really make much sense.