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
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.
December 8, 2002
December 8, 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.
May 11, 2001
... a great deal of fun.
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
The result is a heart-tugger made totally irresistible because of the combination of Kitano's wry, sly sense of humor and his rigorous detachment.
January 1, 2000
Instead of trying to repeat the critical success of Central Station and similar poignant but predictable films, Kitano uses the child's point of view to refract his own sense of color, action, and humor.
January 1, 2000
These gags work because Kitano has created an intrinsically funny character and because he has perfect timing and a terrific sense of construction.
January 1, 2000
Austere, deliberate and at times simply mean, Kikujiro finds a very talented performer in a holding pattern.
January 1, 2000
Kikujiro is a comedy. Know that going in, because otherwise you might not realize it until the film is half over.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Kitano's talent as an artist is apparent in the unique visual style of the film.
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