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This is lowest-common-denominator gibberish that follows an extras-crowding, helicopter shot-abusing arc to a leaden finale.
A diverting but generic dose of psychologically thin B-movie suspense from the normally more outré Takashi Miike.
An enticing blockbuster concept gets a lackluster execution from Japanese genre director Takashi Miike.
An absurd yet entertaining thriller that dispenses with the preciousness of the Cannes Film Festival's In Competition banner.
Miike rarely dips too far below the surface but this all gives interesting flavour to what is already a very enjoyable thriller.
The killer's final lines suggest a gleeful, pitch black perversity that the rest of Shield of Straw could have used, but instead it's a thoroughly below average genre flick that's empty on ideas and entertainment value.
The movie has its pulpy thrills -- not to mention a gripping central performance from Takao Osawa -- but plausibility issues and an unconvincing exploration of the limits of justice noticeably dampen the fun
Rather than the insanity we're used to, played against a backdrop of Miike, winking at the camera, the director has gone, dare I say it, serious.
An enjoyably silly police thriller ...
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