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Sukiyaki Western Django Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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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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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
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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 passť 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-
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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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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
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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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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
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Sam Adams
AV Club
August 28, 2008
[A] superheated stir-fry.
| Original Score: B-
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
August 28, 2008
Sukiyaki Western Django is a blood-drenched, dynamite, often hilarious and uniquely weird big-screen entertainment.
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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
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August 28, 2008
While the presence of Quentin Tarantino in the cast invokes comparisons to Kill Bill, Miike's movie is far more self-assured.
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
August 27, 2008
The widescreen framing and saturated color make this one of Miike's most visually impressive features.
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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.