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Sukiyaki Western Django Reviews

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JimmyO
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
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
August 27, 2008
Though Miike is a visually accomplished filmmaker capable of staging simultaneous action on more than one visual plane, his knack for aesthetic inventiveness only surfaces in occasional moments of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Leo Goldsmith
indieWIRE
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
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
August 22, 2008
An all style and little substance post-Samurai, Wild West anger mismanagement outing, with Tarantino as a varmint spouting Japanese while boasting an impressive knack for shooting snakes, and eating their hearts out.
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
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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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 16, 2008
Sem exibir qualquer intenção de ser um bom filme, o longa se resume a uma coleção de excentricidades que ora funcionam como mágica e ora caem como verdadeiras bombas sobre a platéia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
August 28, 2008
For all the visual originality, Sukiyaki seems framed by quotes, a long string of self-conscious references to other films, notably the 1966 Italian Western Django.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 30, 2007
...oppressive and tedious and interminable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 5, 2008
...one of those preening film-geek "tributes" to an old B-movie with which most people are, shall we say, not intimately familiar.
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.
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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Derek Elley
Variety
September 14, 2007
Basic joke wears off after five minutes, and many bystanders will start to head out of town.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 15, 2007
Miike surprises for all the wrong reasons.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 29, 2008
A lightweight goof that feels a little dashed-off, the latest from cult director Takashi Miike won't earn him any new fans, but might entertain the many he's already got.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 1, 2008
The lurid sets and savage and startling action will undoubtedly have cult appeal as the conventions of physics, history and genre are all ignored in this overblown fever dream.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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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
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