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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
September 30, 2004
An undisciplined mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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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.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 13, 2004
Not your average midnight movie but something more hermetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 12, 2004
Miike is sometimes ill-served by his scripts, but here screenwriter Sakichi Sato never flags, coming up with one gloriously grotesque incident after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
August 12, 2004
The various disruptions Miike visits upon his stories, and upon his audience, serve mainly to focus attention on the manipulating intelligence behind the scenes. They're a fancy way of yelling, 'Look at me!'
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 5, 2004
The hallucinatory shock opera builds to a climax that will widen even the most jaded eyes.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 5, 2004
There isn't much that Miike won't throw into his nightmare mix, yet the movie is almost prankish in its slack indulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 30, 2004
Miike is at the top of his game, loving every minute of his surreal visit to the twilight zone.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 30, 2004
Having challenged his audience with ultraviolent movies, Japanese shockmeister Takashi Miike throws us for a real loop with a screwball comedy. Granted, we're talking about a guy who considers squashed puppies hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 29, 2004
For Mr. Miike's fans, it will be an indispensable compendium of outtakes and sketches. For others, it will be a mystifying and provocative introduction to his unnerving, wanton and prodigious imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 27, 2004
Splendidly entertaining.
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David Rooney
Variety
July 7, 2004
Despite being overlong and lumbered with some clunky broad humor, the sharply lensed film remains compelling, driven by the curiosity of seeing what the director will throw in next.