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Wasabi Reviews

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Michael Dequina
December 28, 2008
There's little tension as Reno's character is one of those invincible heroes that we haven't seen much of since the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 26, 2004
I keep renting Jean Reno films and I'm beginning to forget why I started doing so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 4, 2004
...as far as action flicks go, you could do worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
November 11, 2003
Action star (and fine dramatic actor) Jean Reno has fallen prey to the Action Comedy conceit and the result is the periodically entertaining, generally tiresome Wasabi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 9, 2003
A moronic action/comedy film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jurgen Fauth
October 15, 2003
A bubbly international cocktail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Judith Prescott
Hollywood Reporter
February 5, 2003
The movie fails to live up to the sum of its parts.
David Cornelius
February 3, 2003
Wasabi is one of the best times I've had lately enjoying a movie that has no regard for a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 21, 2002
A fast-paced, glitzy but extremely silly piece.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 15, 2002
Been there, done that, liked it much better the first time around - when it was called The Professional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
November 14, 2002
The film is a contrivance, as artificial as the video games Japanese teens play in a nightclub sequence, but it's an enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 20, 2002
Reno does what he can in a thankless situation, the film ricochets from humor to violence and back again, and Ryoko Hirosue makes us wonder if she is always like that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 17, 2002
Like being trapped inside a huge video game, where exciting, inane images keep popping past your head and the same illogical things keep happening over and over again.
| Original Score: 2/4
Edward Havens
October 12, 2002
If you sometimes like to go to the movies to have fun, Wasabi is a good place to start.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
October 8, 2002
As plain and pedestrian as catsup--
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 7, 2002
One scarcely needs the subtitles to enjoy this colorful action farce.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 5, 2002
May lack the pungent bite of its title, but it's an enjoyable trifle nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 5, 2002
A lightweight, uneven action comedy that freely mingles French, Japanese and Hollywood cultures.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 4, 2002
Wasabi is slight fare indeed, with the entire project having the feel of something tossed off quickly (like one of Hubert's punches), but it should go down smoothly enough with popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2002
A silly, cross-cultural shoot-'em-up -- the sort of movie that will work for those with some time to kill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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