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Cold Fish Reviews

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August 23, 2015
Smart, devious, audacious filmmaking from a man who's quickly becoming a master at this sort of stuff.
August 17, 2011
Overlong? A tad. Still, at two-and-a-half hours it's 90 minutes shy of its predecessor Love Exposure. Insane fun? Absolutely. Darkly funny and deliriously absurd in all of its bloody glory, I found it impossible to look away.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 13, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2011
The latest from Sono explores one simple man's search for balance alongside the gritty realism of the world of serial killers, making Cold Fish a movie that you won't soon forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2011
Cold Fish is artful and unnerving and, at times, repulsive. Its merit lies in an unrepentant willingness to be all of those things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2011
A deliciously warped wallow in misogyny, depravity and dead-eyed manipulation, "Cold Fish" charts the twisted alliance of two tropical-fish salesmen with baleful glee.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2011
hilarious, harrowing
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 2, 2011
Cold Fish is wild, head-turning, stomach-churning stuff, and it makes a bracing addition to the overstuffed canon of serial-killer cinema.
April 14, 2011
There are gruelling, gleeful scenes of blood-drenched murder and dismemberment that will test even the hardest stomach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2011
Gallows humour and character twists offer welcome reprieve from the largely hysterical acting and rivers of viscera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2011
Just as with Suicide Club, the deliberate weirdness and detached tone of Cold Fish may initially leave audiences befuddled, but this a sign of its complexity.
April 13, 2011
The climax is formidably bloody, but if you've got the stomach for it, Shion Sono's ludicrous spectacle makes for compelling viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2011
Slack pacing aside, this is a disarmingly brutal, feral social satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2011
Sono orchestrates his tale with a skill that allows irony to match the horror and realism to dampen down the melodrama. Altogether, it's quite a feat.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2011
Purportedly based on fact, this is knowingly played with respective manic glee, anguished regret and slinky sexuality by Denden, Fukikoshi and Kurosawa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2011
...the audacity of plot and growing blood-and-bones in 'Cold Fish' are engrossing for those not turned off.
July 31, 2011
Don't let me talk you out of it--after all, I'm no kibbitzer.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
April 10, 2011
Overlong, drenched in blood and rather like attending a school for apprentice butchers.
April 7, 2011
The grisly, absurd violence of the final hour puts a wrecking ball through whatever interest this film might have accumulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2011
Is it a black comedy? Is it a horror thriller? More wit and ingenuity might have made it Tarantino-esque.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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