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Caterpillar Reviews

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February 9, 2013
This Caterpillar creeps under your skin and stays there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2011
Caterpillar is brilliant but tough to look at; Wakamatsu isn't pulling any punches as he delivers his message. It's the Feel-Bad Movie of the Week, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 6, 2011
The husband may look like a caterpillar, but it's the wife who goes through a transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2011
"Caterpillar" is difficult to watch. But it's directed, acted and photographed well, and it's worth seeing even if it makes you uncomfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2011
Blends a B-movie aesthetic, brilliant use of montage and documentary elements and a scathing critique of nationalism and militarism.
May 3, 2011
Might be read as a reaction to hawkish nationalism, but it's more a cry for the unknown soldier in the kitchen and bedroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2011
Legendary Japanese softcore auteur Kji Wakamatsu channels Samuel Fuller for a twisted domestic-drama-cum-psychosexual-evisceration of Japan's fascist past.
April 29, 2011
Aesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually crude, Koji Wakamatsu's brutally effective Caterpillar finds the director making obvious points about Japanese nationalism/militarism and less obvious ones about the sexual dynamic of marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2011
An astonishing performance by Shinobu Terajima anchors this indictment of right-wing Japanese nationalism of the 1940s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 20, 2010
This film is as searing as any Western narrative or nonfiction on post-hostilities trauma.
May 13, 2011
Essentially a sexually charged two-hander with blunt allegorical implications, Kji Wakamatsu's one-note follow-up to United Red Army is a disappointing affair, visually indifferent and thematically simplistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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