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Koroshiya 1 (Ichi the Killer) Reviews

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July 16, 2010
Ultra-violent action from Japan's leading cult director that plays fast and loose with genre conventions to deliver an innovative -- and frequently revolting -- work of cult Asian cinema.
April 29, 2009
Hurts so bad, but feels so good.
December 7, 2007
A film of considerable depth, intelligence and accomplishment that marks a new high point of maturity and consistency in its author's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2007
Let's start with the fact that we were handed out Ichi barf bags before the film started. Always a good sign.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
December 30, 2006
For those with an appreciation for weirdness, this is an extremist on form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Funny, absurd, nightmarishly visceral and -- of course -- deeply serious.
May 26, 2006
[A] gross-out classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2005
Um interessante exercício de estilo que surpreende pelo humor negro, pela violência extremada e pelo fascinante vilão masoquista.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2004
a bizarre sado-masochistic love story, an unnerving excursion into criminal and sexual extremes, and a comicbook explosion of lurid colours and freakish characters
November 19, 2003
Makes Audition and Visitor Q look like harmless chick flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2003
Makes Audition seem downright pedestrian, and that might be the most disturbing statement I've made in my entire life.
| Original Score: 7/10
August 5, 2003
For obvious reasons it's not really an actors' film, but it would add up to less than it does without the heroic contributions of an extraordinary cast, which includes the directors Shinya Tsukamoto and Sabu.
July 8, 2003
It's the kind of deeply horrible and bizarre movie that really can only be viewed from between your fingers, or behind the sofa, for most of its two-hours-plus running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2003
Like every film which claims the mantle of Goriest-Yet-Made, Ichi the Killer will draw the curious into its flesh-frazzled visceral grip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2003
It's endlessly inventive, consistently intelligent and sickeningly savage.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2003
Those who want to be jolted out of their gourd should drop everything and run to Ichi.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2002
Side-splitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2002
With Ichi the Killer, Takashi Miike, Japan's wildest filmmaker gives us a crime fighter carrying more emotional baggage than Batman...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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