Over Your Dead Body (Kuime)


Over Your Dead Body (Kuime)

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Directed by Takashi Miike, OVER YOUR DEAD BODY is a modern take on one of Japan's most famous ghost stories. Taking its cue from the art of Kabuki, the terrifying tale unfolds within the walls of a theatre where a troupe of players are in rehearsals for a production of Yotsuya Kaidan, a 200-year-old tale of murder, betrayal, and phantasmagorical vengeance - and where life comes to imitate art in ultimately shocking ways.

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Critic Reviews for Over Your Dead Body (Kuime)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

  • The movie is dull right up until the point that it becomes completely, characteristically bonkers, with Miike trotting out some of his trademark obscene violence.

    Sep 11, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

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  • "Over Your Dead Body" is one of the greatest works of the prolific director, who, at last, manages to stay away from the nonsensical manga adaptations, in a way reminiscent of the atmosphere he created in films like "Audition."

    Nov 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A stately backstage drama that gradually morphs into a full-blown supernatural horror movie, [this is] a synthetic experience that sporadically intrigues but never fully engages.

    Apr 2, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Over Your Dead Body will certainly appeal to Miike's hardcore fan base, for his technical mastery of blood is on display throughout.

    Mar 2, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Instead of relying on frenetic insanity and buckets of viscera, this movie sets an uneasy tone where tension slowly crawls to its peak.

    Jan 5, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Evocatively shot and earns a few winces of discomfort on its way to a lurid finale twist. What the picture fails to accomplish, however, is giving the viewer someone to care about, relate to, or understand.

    Jan 5, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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