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Guilty Of Romance Reviews

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April 1, 2014
Kagurazaka throws all of herself into her performance. It's the key to selling the outsized emotions and making the over-the-top brutality work to its intended effect.
March 19, 2014
A cautionary morality play offering a new take on the world's oldest profession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2014
[A] sickening, lush mystery about two female corpses, each partly a severed human and partly a mannequin.
March 11, 2014
Mostly, Guilty of Romance seems content allowing characters to verbally abuse each other before eventually reaching the inevitable conclusion that life is a burden and all love is illusory.
March 10, 2014
Though it begins with the aesthetic and conceptual rigor of Blade Runner, it quickly veers toward the gratuitous outlandishness of a Bruce La Bruce film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2013
As bizarrely moralist as it is transgressive.
September 30, 2011
The whole is about one-quarter as good as Bunuel's Belle de Jour, which its plot vaguely resembles.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2011
It's a film I primarily watched with my jaw in my lap wondering what the hell I was going to witness next.
September 30, 2011
A stylish but fatally unfocused piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2011
One gets the sense the director has become so enamoured the details that he's lost sight of the destination..
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2011
Sono uses seemingly incompatible materials to construct a patchwork film as grotesquely hybrid as the corpses at its centre. It may be overlong and not a little bloated, but its sleaze both conceals and embodies moments of great sublimity.
September 26, 2011
More of a conversational set piece than anything else, it's more for people interested in the role of female sexuality in Japanese culture than your average moviegoer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2011
Filmed in garish colours like an explosion in a paint factory, it's more style than content, but diverting all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2011
I'm starting to get the impression that Sion Sono is just really good at dressing up nonsense. An indisputably talented filmmaker and gut-churner, he knows how to make the audience putty in his hands. But to what end?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2011
Sono's wicked sense of humour still runs throughout Guilty of Romance, but there are also literary references to Franz Kafka's The Castle, a murder that would not have been out of place in Se7en and a whole lot of sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 23, 2013
Read More | Original Score: B
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