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Pistol Opera Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 22, 2003
I couldn't give a fully coherent synopsis of Pistol Opera if my life depended on it, but it's still the most fun new movie I've seen since Mulholland Drive and Waking Life (both also 2001).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
July 3, 2003
Eighty-year-old Japanese director Suzuki Seijun has always been a gifted master stylist, and Pistol Opera shows that his unique vision has not dulled with age.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 20, 2003
Nothing in Pistol Opera ever seems remotely possible, but it's still gorgeous art -- like a dream David Lynch had after watching too many John Woo movies.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
June 13, 2003
Insanely likable but suffers from anemia.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 13, 2003
There's style and panache to spare.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 10, 2003
Suzuki has made the ultimate meta-movie, a self-parodying, surrealist gangster daydream as intoxicating and insubstantial as an absinthe swoon.