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The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 5, 2007
Conceptually outlandish but routinely executed, this comic exploration of macho, control-freaky power struggles the world over remains skin-deep.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
April 23, 2007
The film is nothing more than a rapidly tiresome gag that barely seems to understand the knotty philosophical problems being posited by its lusty fembot heroine.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 13, 2007
The overripe morsel who gets batted around in the Japanese absurdithon The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai looks like she was conjured up by a teenage boy in dangerous hormonal overdrive.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2007
Nothing short of confounding, the film seems to exist in an uneasy limbo between avant-garde brilliance and completely inane abrasiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 22, 2007
My head wants to explode at the woman-hating hideousness of this.
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 14, 2007
A flimsy plot about Korean spies leads to a climactic sight gag involving an enhanced version of George W. Bush's forefinger, but it's all window dressing for the main attraction: lots of bouncing T & A.
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Joshua Land
Time Out
April 14, 2007
As befits the form, enjoyment of this film will depend almost entirely on one's appreciation of the substantial anatomical charms of its lead actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
July 23, 2007
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai is far less silly than it thinks it is. The upbeat vibe of super-female power misfires with a gratuitous rape scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dennis Harvey
April 10, 2007
Uninspired staging and pacing manage the near-impossible feat of rendering such lunatic concepts dull.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
April 14, 2007
Just don't mistake it for something classier.
| Original Score: C
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 30, 2007
Combines soft-core porn with a fantastical sci-fi plot.
Pam Grady
May 5, 2007
This is one off-the-wall sex comedy. It is even occasionally actually funny in its offbeat fashion, but it is essentially stupid and the forays into sexual violence are downright ugly.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 1, 2007
Sachiko Hanai is pretty much just raunch, much like the stuff that insinuates itself onto late-night premium channel programming. And which gets old fast.
| Original Score: 1/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 15, 2007
... a weird hybrid in the vein of the 1974 American sex pic Flesh Gordon, but with a more modern, goosed-up style.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
April 25, 2007
An apocalyptic political satire.
Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum
April 16, 2007
Is this sleaze dressed up as art, or vice-versa? As more and more daring directors opt to push the envelope with similar conversation-provoking pictures, we'll have to let the debate about what could be an emerging cinematic trend continue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 31, 2007
More entertaining for its impudence than its execution...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
April 14, 2007
It's a film to be experienced more than judged and is only recommended for those with adventurous tastes. At the very least, I doubt you'll be bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jurgen Fauth
April 17, 2007
An obscene, elaborate joke at the expense of the Bush Administration.... It's the trashy midnight weird-out that Grindhouse could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
June 7, 2007
Recklessly fun, explosively colorful and intensely, abusively edited.
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