Why Don't You Play in Hell? Reviews

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November 7, 2014
A blood-soaked gang saga that builds to a madcap battle royal.
November 7, 2014
Sono is so pure of heart, so full of enthusiasm and insane imagination and unwavering loyalty to the movie gods, long after the rest of us have stopped believing, that I forgive him everything.
November 7, 2014
Delivers adrenaline, chutzpah, and fake blood by the bucket-load, continually confounding audience expectations while offering up a twisted valentine to moviemaking in general and the disappearing medium of 35mm film in particular.
November 7, 2014
A middle-aged filmmaker's tribute to the kind of epic-sized gangster-romance he used to fantasize about making.
November 6, 2014
Goofball antics and a terrific, raucous finale can't make up for the essential slackness of its repetitive comedy and punk chest thumping.
November 6, 2014
From sudden zooms and abrupt freeze frames to lengthy tracking shots, slow-motion, and CG-enhanced fantasy interludes, Why Don't You Play In Hell? boasts an aesthetic insanity to match its uninhibited narrative.
August 28, 2018
As much as the film overflows with blood, the movie's other major problem is that it overflows with contrived plot and incident.
August 25, 2018
Why Don't You Play in Hell is a frenzy of joy and colour, held together by an unrelenting disinterest in narrative logic.
August 21, 2018
Their passion and enthusiasm, no matter how misguided, remind you of how exciting the movies are.
September 26, 2017
In those moments that Why Don't You Play in Hell? lacks substance-which are numerous-Sono turns this into a virtue. He reminds us that cinema is at its most pleasurable when it touches something deep inside.
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