Kamikaze Girls Reviews

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June 6, 2008
An inventive bittersweet celebration of Japanese youth culture.
June 5, 2008
Older audiences may be required to get back in touch with their adolescent appetites for garish decor.
June 5, 2008
December 15, 2005
...this pop-culture bouillabaisse...is so wacky and fast-paced that it's hard to reconstruct much of it 24 hours later. While it's going down, however, it's always diverting and occasionally hilarious.
December 6, 2005
October 28, 2005
Kamikaze Girls, while being a silly, freewheeling, candy-colored lollapalooza, is also a heartfelt tale of friendship.
October 27, 2005
At least you can see why Momoko is discontent. She's a fun, interesting character who lacks enough to do.
October 27, 2005
Nakashima never allows the story to set foot in any kind of reality, and keeps the comic book panels flashing by.
October 14, 2005
Kamikaze Girls has a glazed, comic-book look and absurd tone that is initially enjoyable but proves wearing.
October 13, 2005
The perfect cup of bubble tea for those struggling with philosophical issues such as 'What is happiness? Making clothes or wearing them?'
October 6, 2005
Nakashima vividly captures the zeitgeist of today's Japanese youth culture, obsessed with fashion, pachinko games and speedy pop culture.
September 16, 2005
What the film does say, with infectious exuberance, is that in a world in which shopping trumps all, it's so much nicer to go with a friend.
September 16, 2005
Wildly imaginative, visually manic.
September 15, 2005
As exciting for its beautifully specific and honest portrayal of teenage girls and their friendships as it is for its dazzling visual and narrative style.
September 15, 2005
For this viewer, the climactic scooter-gang rumble, heavy on plot twists and empowerment speeches, felt eternal, but for many, the happy silliness of the film's first half should carry the day.
September 9, 2005
Cartoony slapstick, disgusting scenes involving flatulence and vomit, and too many characters who communicate everything at a shrill yell.
September 9, 2005
This droll Japanese import puts the predictable banality of most Hollywood teen flicks to shame.
September 9, 2005
What Kamikaze Girls doesn't have is a plot
September 9, 2005
Fruity and frankly forgettable.
September 8, 2005
...a super-stylized, fast-paced romp. Sharp-wittedly reflexive, culturally specific, and unabashedly fun...
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