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Sukiyaki Western Django Reviews

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Top Critic
Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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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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
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 3, 2008
More action, gun fights and swords fail to make this a better film than the spaghetti westerns that came before. Tarantino is great but his small part is too little to lift this Eastern oater much above average.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
September 2, 2008
It's a perfect execution of its genres and offers enough of a gimmick to maintain interest. Unfortunately, Sukiyaki never rises above its roots and, strangely enough, doesn't actually offer up anything new.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
Cole Smithey
August 29, 2008
Japanese suspense maestro Takashi Miike pays homage to the spaghetti western genre with a story born of Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars," which was originally inspired by Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo."
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 29, 2008
Utterly deranged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 29, 2008
It is, of course, a must for Miike's legions of fans, of which I am one. It also should serve as a way for mainstream audiences to become acquainted with Miike.
| Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
August 29, 2008
Sukiyaki Western Django is comfort food garnished with aural and ocular delights. It's often quite moving, as well; though not the most nutritious repast, few will describe it as forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 29, 2008
A loving and lurid pastiche of the spaghetti westerns that were themselves lurid pastiches of classic Hollywood cowboy pictures.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bill Gibron
August 29, 2008
Sukiyaki Western Django is Sergio Leone on LSD. It's every '60s/'70s revisionist western riff supersaturated in stylized bombast and a purposed perversion of the motion picture mannerism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2008
Far and away the finest section is the final showdown, smoothly and swiftly shot with excessive violence and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Brenner
August 28, 2008
a western/samurai monstrosity consuming itself
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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