Audition (Ôdishon) Reviews

December 10, 2015
A stomach-turning masterpiece.
November 30, 2001
This movie, at just under two hours, is a long crawl from inception to climax.
November 29, 2001
Miike is brilliant at transforming the mundane and familiar ... into something sinister and eerie.
November 16, 2001
A diabolically adroit piece of filmmaking that goes even further than the films of Italy's excruciatingly macabre Dario Argento.
November 1, 2001
This brazen shocker is never less than compelling -- even when you feel compelled to shut your eyes.
October 19, 2001
There will be many people who consider Audition an atrocity, and a few who find it a stimulating cinema experience.
October 18, 2001
The shock imperative takes on a life of its own and floats away from the lengthy setup.
September 14, 2001
It turns into a hallucinatory nightmare of female revenge that will pin back the audience's eyelids.
September 14, 2001
Mesmerizing? You bet. Thought-provoking? Certainly. Comforting? Sure. Like a swan dive into a pool of spikes and razor wire.
August 21, 2001
A graphic lesson in what happens when you treat women as objects, even objects of reverence.
August 8, 2001
A great, sick rush with a kicker on the level of The Vanishing.
August 8, 2001
Viewers will either love Audition or hate it, but few will be unmoved.
August 7, 2001
A lethally poised Venus flytrap of a movie.
July 31, 2001
Makes the mistake of changing crudely from a study in loneliness ... to a full-blown shock-horror extravaganza.
January 1, 1999