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Symbol (Shinboru) Reviews

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February 14, 2014
Messed up Strangeness , But fun to watch
June 11, 2013
Duas histórias que nada tem a ver uma com a outra acabam se misturando de uma forma completamente inesperada. O filme é uma prova de que manter o clima e a emoção da cena é mais importante do que um roteiro lógico. Apesar do non-sense eu vejo aí uma tragicomédia do consumismo, do enclausuramento da cidade, da violência espetacularizada, e da inevitável consequência de pequenos atos na escala global.
½ April 14, 2013
A strangely unique movie. Seems silly for most of the film. But when you get the point everything makes sense. It has a true meaning, stronger than most of movies of our age fail to deliver. Exelent work of cinema, an absolute new experience.
January 4, 2013
Expliquer de quoi parle 'Symbol' afin de donner envie à autrui de le regarder est une véritable gageure. Essayons quand même : pendant qu'un catcheur mexicain se prépare au combat, un japonais se réveille dans une pièce vide. Au mur, un zizi. Que doit-il faire ? Pendant une heure trente, on assistera donc aux déboires de ce pauvre type qui procédera par essais et apprentissage de ses erreurs pour trouver le moyen de s'échapper de sa prison : appuyer sur ces zizis en phase de multiplication rapide fait en effet apparaître un objet ou déclenche un événement différent à chaque fois. Présenté comme ça, le film a l'air complètement crétin ; dans une certaine mesure, il l'est effectivement. Mais Hiroshi Matsumoto, concepteur et acteur de ce délire expérimental qui assaisonne le séculaire art du clown au moyen des grimaces hystériques et des gags scatologiques dont les Japonais raffolent, contient suffisamment d'idées absurdes en réserve pour maintenir l'intérêt ainsi qu'une certaine forme de suspense. A ne pas mettre entre des mains rationnelles et cartésiennes, en somme mais pour les amateurs de délire expérimental, voilà sans doute une des productions les plus étonnantes et décalées de ces dernières années. Quant à la signification de la partie avec le catcheur mexicain...hé bien...ça, c'est vraiment une très bonne question...
September 24, 2012
Genius. Perfection of the genre.
July 15, 2012
?????

I don't get it.

Is that someone's dream?

Ok so the nun prays and is answered. But the answer doesn't come from the hand of god so much that it came from a japanese guy touching a penis symbol on a wall in limbo. So I guess that means something as absurd as what we witnessed is as good as a reason as anything else to explain the workings of the universe.

My guess is when he touches god's penis the ultimate thing that could possibly happen happens; the big bang?

It feels like it has something to do with embiggening silliness and cause and effect, or something. i just saw it so i still need to digest it before i finish this review. BBL. Maybe.
May 25, 2012
the most ridiculous shit ever, slapstick & mad
entertaining
½ April 9, 2012
It was pretty funny, although definitely not the same humor as Matsumoto in Gaki no Tsukai
½ March 27, 2012
what the fuck was that!? can someone please explain me something... anything... please
March 20, 2012
This is quite possibly something very special.
½ March 14, 2012
Weird movie, but you'll enjoy it nevertheless
February 6, 2012
Extremely bizarre and entertaining.
½ January 16, 2012
Inspired, bewildering and totally off the wall, Matsumoto's bizarre tale concerns a man-child's unexplained incarceration in a room studded with tiny penises and the trials of an ageing Mexican wrestler down on his luck. To say more would ruin the surprise, just let it be said that you should brace yourself for one of the strangest movies to come out of Japan (even weirder than the director's debut, the equally insane Big Man Japan). Funny and deep.
December 15, 2011
fun on steroids, x3 advise
October 10, 2011
wtf and lol to the max...
½ September 22, 2011
B- = Slightly Above Average
September 15, 2011
Non saprei dirvi perchè mi è piaciuto tanto, ma Symbol è una figata :O Non sono così convinto che abbia davvero un senso, ma ha nelle immagini, nelle situazioni e nell'imprevedibilità una forza che lo alzano di peso dalla media...
½ August 29, 2011
Que porra foi essa que eu assisti? Completamente BWSAS do começo ao fim. O final deixa muito a desejar, mas mesmo com a falta de dialogos, e esse humor escroto asiático, algumas piadas presentes no filme valem a pena o tempo perdido assistindo.
August 9, 2011
One of the weirdest movie-watching experiences I ever had; intriguing and very entertaining! Only the ending is rather weak, but you'll have had your fun by then.
½ July 18, 2011
A Japanese man in pajamas is trapped in a room with no doors or windows and the walls are lined with cherub wangs...also there's a luchador in Mexico. Is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything hidden in here? 42 might make more sense, but this is definitely an amusing trip.
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