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Gozu Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
December 14, 2009
Gozu takes you on a very strange psychosexual journey, which is all the more disturbing because it takes place in completely ordinary surroundings...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Many times it's just a rambling and incoherent mess without a point in sight...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Beat's back, with another Yakuza flick under his (black?) belt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 4, 2005
Miike has a knack for tapping into deep-seated cultural anxieties-- particularly male sexual anxiety--that few filmmakers can match.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 4, 2005
Anyone in the mood for a gender-bending yakuza comedy/horror film and who doesn't mind seeing a lot of bodily fluids spewing onto the screen ought to give Gozu a whirl.
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
November 26, 2004
Takashi Miike is one sick puppy. Anyone who has seen his films understands ... All the same, Miike is an astonishing, prolific filmmaker
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 28, 2004
How refreshing it is to see a movie, even an imperfect one, that is completely unpredictable and astonishingly bizarre.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 6, 2004
Starts off making almost no sense and becomes less and less logical the longer it plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
September 30, 2004
An undisciplined mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 26, 2004
... prime evidence in the argument that gonzo gangster movie maverick Takashi Miike is a major director goofing on minor works.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 23, 2004
Plays like the rantings of a madman, but a pretty entertaining madman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2004
For Miike freaks only (and you know who you are). Everyone else: Stay far, far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 17, 2004
I'm not sure what it really is about, but it's one hell of a ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jesse Paddock
September 16, 2004
A wild surrealism that brings to mind both the rigorous weirdness of David Lynch and the twisted dark comedy of Luis Bunuel
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 16, 2004
Gozu is freakin' awesome.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
September 10, 2004
There is something compelling about the way this film sneakily taps into our collective psychosexual fantasies.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 10, 2004
Makes little sense on paper. As a film, however, it somehow feels richly, hilariously real, even -- at its most bizarre -- familiar.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 10, 2004
I don't think this is quite the film with which to begin a Miike investigation.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 9, 2004
The absurdist staging suggests a kind of magic surrealism; Miike literally turns homosexual panic inside out.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
September 9, 2004
It's unflinchingly horrible, but it's also incredibly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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