Gonin 2, (Five Women) Reviews

  • Oct 28, 2011

    Awkward freeze-frames and slow-mo. The five shifting and having survivors makes it much different from the first. But how exactly did they survive the shootout? Could have played up the sexiness much more, but for a low-budget '96 Japanese movie I guess the shower and pool scenes aren't so bad. Hopefully Miike will do a remake.

    Awkward freeze-frames and slow-mo. The five shifting and having survivors makes it much different from the first. But how exactly did they survive the shootout? Could have played up the sexiness much more, but for a low-budget '96 Japanese movie I guess the shower and pool scenes aren't so bad. Hopefully Miike will do a remake.

  • Lee ? Super Reviewer
    Jan 23, 2011

    Not a direct sequel to the same directors' brilliant original, just a rehash of the same themes and similar story except this time with a group of women as the protagonists. And just like the original film it's dark, gritty and violent. The characters weren't as intriguing and the story was a bit hectic and littered with unlikely coincidences. Solid film overall though if you enjoy urban Japanese thrillers.

    Not a direct sequel to the same directors' brilliant original, just a rehash of the same themes and similar story except this time with a group of women as the protagonists. And just like the original film it's dark, gritty and violent. The characters weren't as intriguing and the story was a bit hectic and littered with unlikely coincidences. Solid film overall though if you enjoy urban Japanese thrillers.

  • Sep 22, 2009

    Better than the original. A more focused story and a stronger emphasis on sexy violence. The ending is a bit of a head scratcher, but whatever.

    Better than the original. A more focused story and a stronger emphasis on sexy violence. The ending is a bit of a head scratcher, but whatever.