Dolls Reviews

September 23, 2011
November 8, 2007
March 19, 2005
pretentious and as hollow as the puppets
January 21, 2005
Devoted fans of Kitano will want to see Dolls. Others may be put off by the dirgelike pace (Kitano takes full credit for the editing) and a ghastly, mood-destroying pop-music number performed by Fukada.
January 20, 2005
If occasional pretentious doodling like this is what it takes to keep Kitano's copious creative juices flowing, so be it. The Great Ones are allowed the occasional snoozer.
January 14, 2005
Since Dolls is told in a somnambulist manner, the stories become languid and staid.
December 13, 2004
A really slow story of love and redemption.
December 7, 2004
Dolls risks the bank on symbology as gaudy as teen anime and as heavy as a stone temple.
September 6, 2004
Kitano is great at examining and breaking down cultural and sexual boundaries, but Dolls merely plays out like a work of hegemonic reinforcement.
May 21, 2003
An irrelevant gangster subplot and endlessly repeated shots cloud the fine film Kitano could've achieved if he'd let someone else edit it.
May 21, 2003
While Kitano obviously believes his subject matter is deeply moving, the result is a film of stunted emotional development.