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Sukiyaki Western Django Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 17, 2011
The gimmicky gore fest quickly fell out of favor with me.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Leo Goldsmith
August 8, 2009
Ultimately not quite as clever as it thinks it is. Even the action sequences are more about Foley than choreography, and so the film largely rests on the oddity of its mix of styles and its parade of genre in-jokes
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 22, 2009
Molonoti agono thematika, alla kai aisthitika se megalo bathmo, to ekstremistiko kinimatografiko homage toy Takashi Miike, poy ston aksona toy Yojimbo (1961) pantreyei ta spaghetti toy Leone me ta samurai toy Kurosawa, einai ena diabolemena apolaystiko st
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
January 20, 2009
Miike's 'wild east' take on the western genre is a colourfully violent stand-off of pastiche, politics and punk.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
November 20, 2008
Sukiyaki Western Django is a singular work of art that both celebrates those disjointed parts and synthesizes them into a strangely cohesive %u2013 and more amazingly, unique whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 12, 2008
Although something of a confusing and befuddling mess, Miike's foray into the Western genre, Sukiyaki Western Django is another showcase for his playful and often gory style.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 12, 2008
...everything that was supposed to enliven the picture perfect images just seemed to drag them down with lame dialogue and clichéd action.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
... for all its virtues, Sukiyaki Western Django is a one-gimmick film that eventually wears out its welcome.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
November 10, 2008
Clever costuming and production design set off an intriguingly off-kilter vision of a tiny western town in a "Nevada" out in the Japanese desert.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 18, 2008
Miike knows how to film cartoonish violence with style, and the sillier the movie becomes in its mayhem, the harder it is to turn away from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
October 3, 2008
As much of a hoot as the movie is, it feels like just an exercise well before it ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 2, 2008
Director Takashi Miike's dish of sukiyaki spaghetti ala Sergio Corbucci is badly seasoned with scraps of reservoir dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 19, 2008
Sukiyaki Western Django is Takashi Miike's frantic swirl of a spaghetti western, marrying eastern and western elements in what could be taken as either homage or parody -- or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 18, 2008
The chaotic elements never really coalesce into a sensible whole beyond the idea that this is what, at that moment, Miike thought would be really cool...the film is cluttered and not very fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 12, 2008
Japanese spaghetti Western that's both faithful to its Italian antecedents and way out on its own wacky wavelength.
Skylaire Alfvegren
E! Online
September 12, 2008
A remarkably inventive yet referential Eastern Western, full of action, cinematic references, pop-cowboy lingo, bloody haute costuming, two warring clans and one carnage-inducing Gatling gun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2008
Cult director Takashi Miike's English-language Sukiyaki Western Django has style to burn but self-destructs like a wildfire as it attempts to spoof spaghetti westerns -- a passé endeavor -- and Sergio Corbucci's Django in particular.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
September 12, 2008
The flick's a lot of sound and fury and dynamite that signifies nothing while paying tribute to everything
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Orndorf
September 11, 2008
You haven't lived until you've heard a Japanese actor use the phrase 'Whistling Dixie' in a sentence
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 10, 2008
An homage to the concept of "more is less."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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