Top Knot Detective

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Total Count: 7


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In the early 90s a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series hit Australia where it quickly became a cult hit. In Japan it was called 'Ronin Suiri Tentai (Deductive Reasoning Ronin) but in Australia it is know only as 'Top Knot Detective'!


Critic Reviews for Top Knot Detective

All Critics (7)

  • . The filmmakers are so slick, playing the concept straight as an arrow, that the audience may even believe it to be real if only for a moment.

    Jun 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Top Knot Detective pays homage to an era of television that embraced wooden acting and wonky sets so beloved by the likes of Matthew Holness, Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade.

    Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I really enjoyed Top Knot Detective not only as a comedy, but as an homage and as a drama. It made me feel exactly how I felt back in the early 90's. watching the surreal late-night programming that it, quite honestly, almost made me shed a tear.

    Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The illusion established by Top Knot Detective writer/directors Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce is so complete that when their saga turns serious, you're genuinely caught up in the drama.

    Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • I want to believe Top Knot Detective existed, and if it doesn't, I'm sure as hell glad McCann and Pearce created it, because it's goddamned hysterical.

    Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A fun, endearing look at a fictional creation, and it's enough to make you a fan of the show that never was.

    Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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