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Sonatine Reviews

February 14, 2001
Sleek, punchy and altogether captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Gross and trite as the material is, Kitano shows again that he is an ingenious, purposeful filmmaker.
January 1, 2000
It shows how violent gangster movies need not be filled with stupid dialogue, nonstop action and gratuitous gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Kitano's haunting elegy to the gangster way of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Eliminates the one virtue American action films can legitimately claim -- vitality -- and replaces it with fake- existential claptrap wrapped in an inept narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: C-