Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

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Anthony (Eric Bossick) moves to Tokyo, marries a Japanese woman and has a son killed by a driver causing him to transform into Tetsuo.

Cast & Crew

Yuko Nakamura
Mitsue
Akiko Monô
Yuriko
Prakhar Jain
Elliott
Shin-Ichi Kawahara
Producer
Chu Ishikawa
Original Music
Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Satoshi Hayashi
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Takayuki Shida
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Critic Reviews for Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

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  • There is plenty of Tsukamoto's trademark zaniness on display, our hero's transformation into metal soldier of justice (and revenge) just as weird and as badass as many probably hope it would be.

    February 18, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The results should please fans eager for another helping of science-fiction body horror, but despite the addition of an American lead and English dialogue, there is little to draw in first-time viewers...

    March 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The backstory satisfies a certain urge to know but lacks the gonzo mystery and waking nightmare horror of the original...

    July 1, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Instead of the bugnut brilliance of his first installment, (The Bullet Man) continues a mangled mythos...that does (the director's) otherwise startling and typically visionary work a slight disservice.

    January 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

  • Mar 10, 2013
    This is the most straight forward film in the trilogy, but surprisingly, it's actually pretty good, in fact, it's better than part two as well. Trent Reznor's score is pretty good as well, but Shinya Tsukamoto is that really star as always.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2011
    A man with "android DNA" turns into a metal monster when he gets angry. Pointless b-movie styled remake of an underground classic that turns surrealism into silliness.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2011
    Sadly, I was quite disappointed in this one, the first Tsukamoto film that's ever garnered that reaction. It wasn't just the poor line delivery and questionable dialogue, it just seemed that Tsukamoto had nothing new to add to the series. Still, I did like it, he simply cannot fail with keeping a film's visuals and pacing engaging, but I was hoping for so much more.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2011
    I'm always happy to have new Shinya to watch, especially Tetsuo films. Alas, this one actually explains a bit too much, giving the three films a semblance of plot and connection, which actually takes away from the fun. Those looking for Shinya's usual over the top cyber antics will not be disappointed.
    Steve K Super Reviewer

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