Why Don't You Play in Hell? Reviews

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.
November 5, 2014
A Quentin Tarantino knockoff from Japan, "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" has some of the master's nutty energy but little of his cleverness.
November 4, 2014
The film's blast of self-mocking overkill can be charming.
March 31, 2014
It's a movie that feels perfectly at home in 2014, but wouldn't feel out of place in any other decade.
September 13, 2013
Irresistible trashy fun in a cross-genre free-for-all.