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Jean Reno's efforts aren't enough to add dramatic ballast to Wasabi's bursts of kinetic -- yet frustratingly hollow -- action.



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Suspended from the force, Paris cop Hubert is summoned to Tokyo when his former lover Miko dies. Upon arriving, Hubert discovers he is to be the legal guardian for Miko's teen daughter Yumi. As Hubert begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding Miko's mysterious death, he grows closer to Yumi.

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Jean Reno
as Hubert Fiorentini
Ryoko Hirosue
as Yumi Yoshimido
Ludovic Berthillot
as Jean Baptiste #1
Yan Epstein
as Jean Baptiste #2
Yoshi Oida
as Takanawa
Hirata Haruhiko
as Ishibashi
Stefan Sao Nelet
as Young Banker
Osamu Tsuruya
as Customs Officer No.1
Akihiko Nishida
as Customs Officer No.2
Elodie Frenck
as Trinity Bank Secretary
Anthony Decadi
as Police Chief's Son
Dorothée Brière
as Flight Attendant
Yuki Sakai
as Miko Kobayashi
Yuji Yamashita
as Rebel No.1
Takashi Ishii
as Rebel No.2
Makiko Kishi
as Ishibashi's Secretary
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Audience Reviews for Wasabi

A fresh, dazzling, cool, original and wickedly fun film. A outrageously funny and action-packed comedy. It has great laughs for everybody, wild action and terrific characters. Writer/producer, Luc Besson creates a wonderfully tasteful and energetic flick filled with lots of action, plenty of comedy and tremendous excitement. A full-throttle joy-ride from start to finish that dose not let up. Jean Reno and Michel Muller are terrific, they are a wacky and lovable buddy team. A classic action-comedy that you will love to watch again and again.

Al S
Al S

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Jean Reno and Ryoko Hirosue are a Pair made for this movie. I'm becoming more and more an Jean Reno Fan with each movie I see him in. A great actor and plays the roll of a crooked cop to the T. This one is exciting and has a number of funny parts and the sound track would be enjoyable. Action throughout the film. Need to see Reno play more of these type parts and need a sequel to this one. 5 Stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Well, first off, it's got Luc Besson associated with it. That gives it promise. Then it's got one of my favourite actors in it, Jean Reno. That helps it deliver. Jean Reno is a retired French commando who has become a Paris policeman. Unfortunately, he still tends to use Dirty Harry techniques. This gets him suspended. Then he finds out the lost love of his life has passed away, and he is the sole person mentioned in her will, so he goes to Tokyo for the funeral. There he finds out why she left him, and... other things, about her past that he did not know. From there the movie heads off into typical Luc Besson territory, as something which should have been simple turns into something complicated. Not a film for someone looking for a brooding, deeply thoughtful flick, just a nice, fun, roller coaster. Well-cast, well-written, well-produced, and well-directed. With a stronger comic touch, it's probably the weakest of his action flicks, but, with Luc Besson, that's still better than the best of most others. If you liked The Transporter, you should enjoy this one, too.

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

Trying to reproduce the Leon formula "team up Jean reno with a cute little girl and make him kill people" It should work right? but here it doesn't. Way too corny and cheesy, and the girl was actually quite annoying.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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