Kikujiro Reviews

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July 24, 2019
This is a wonderful movie. It's so unusually sad, yet so ridiculously happy.
January 17, 2017
A quiet masterpiece that delights and affects long after its revels have ended.
December 7, 2009
Leads with Kitano's exquisite timing and ability to mine both laughs and heartache in a single instant. It's a gorgeous take on alienation and guardianship.
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
April 9, 2005
January 13, 2004
November 21, 2003
Filtered through Kitano's distant and deadpan touch, the material works, and it works well.
April 5, 2003
Not Kitano's best but still displays a deadpan visual cleverness that's uniquely his own.
January 16, 2003
December 8, 2002
December 8, 2002
October 4, 2002
March 22, 2002
... the slapstick and sentiment make for a queasy mixture.
March 5, 2002
Kikujiro, like the childhood games that its characters play, offers a temporary distraction from the disappointments of reality.
August 2, 2001
It doesn't seem like the type of film Kitano should be making...
May 11, 2001
... a great deal of fun.
March 23, 2001
For every moment that works in Kikujiro, there's at least one that doesn't, and they often happen at the same time.
February 14, 2001
Neither the movie nor the trip taken ends up changing the world, but both make an impression worth noticing.
February 14, 2001
... its treacly mix of emotional manipulation and klutzy comedy will make it hard to digest for most audiences.
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