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      Ichi the Killer

      R Released Dec 22, 2001 2h 8m Crime Drama List
      65% Tomatometer 40 Reviews 82% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings A bloodthirsty hoodlum (Tadanobu Asano) sparks a series of violent reprisals after his boss is apparently taken by a mysterious assassin (Nao Ômori). Read More Read Less

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      Ichi The Killer is a thoroughly shocking gorefest that will surely entertain those with strong stomachs and a penchant for brutal violence.

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      Tanner Tafelski Village Voice Miike layers a blood-stained commentary on a toxic world in which men offer protection to men but really end up dooming them to exist within a spasmodic, shambolic, and hypermasculine sphere of violence. Nov 9, 2017 Full Review Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine Unhinged even for Takashi Miike, Ichi the Killer suggests a bloody and ejaculate-stained Rorschach inkblot, reveling in ultraviolence that can be interpreted to flatter any adventurous audience's sensibilities. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 5, 2017 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety Even hardy gonzo-cinema auds will likely find the hectic pace overstimulating to the point of numbed-out tedium. Aug 8, 2008 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand Miike’s twisted gangster tale, adapted from the manga by Hideo Yamamoto, is the Niagara Falls of gushing blood cinema, a depraved, demented exercise in excess. Jan 7, 2023 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse "Ichi the Killer" is a must-watch for all fans of cult cinema, a true ode to violence and the soon arriving edition by WellGo USA is definitely the best edition of the film out there. Oct 20, 2019 Full Review Jeff Beck The Blu Spot Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer suffers from a heavily-meandering storyline, resulting in a tedious and stretched-out film that marks a low point in the director's incredible career. Rated: 2/5 Mar 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Anderson O If you thought James Gunn was something with the Suicide Squad, ICHI the Killer makes that look like middle school. I heard that a Barf bag was given to audiences at a Major film festival before the movie premiere, and most people either threw up or fainted. This was a difficult one to stomach despit a solid screenplay. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review slow367 I personally prefer the manga, but that was obvious considering that this Movie was made in the early 2000s with special effects not really on the same level that they are today. Even with that in mind, the guy that was cut in half, like a nice english steak was just not to be taken seriously. It however still gets points for the sparkling, sequinned, translucent, pink dress shirt, that kinda looked like a bird shat on it, which Kakihara was wearing in the last part. Supreme costume choice , I was greatly amused, the designer deserves an oscar. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/30/23 Full Review Robson C Anjo, o chefe de uma facção da máfia japonesa, desaparece com 3 milhões de yenes. O seu braço direito, o sadomasoquista Kakihara, assume as buscas. Porém os seus métodos violentos acabam fazendo com que ele entre em conflito com os seus superiores e seja expulso da organização. Porém, surge o nome do responsável por tudo, Ichi, um assassino tão mortal quanto perturbado, manipulado por um bandido chamado Jijii. O filme é graficamente e visualmente muito violento, com certas cenas que denunciam a sua origem nos mangás. Os seus personagens estão todos a um passo da loucura e fogem completamente do padrão ocidental. A maior prova é o Kakihara, muito bem interpretado por Tadanobu Asano, que passa muito bem o tom sádico do seu personagem. Ao mesmo tempo que mantém uma certa serenidade, o seu interior é um caos completo. Como o filme abusa da violência, alguns efeitos visuais envelheceram mal, mas continuam mantendo o tom de gore. Considero a duração do filme excessiva, o que acaba criando uma barriga no meio e enchem a história de outras subtramas que considero desnecessárias. O assassino Ichi (que não é a capa do filme, que é o Kakihara) é totalmente perturbado. Pode ser considerado um contraponto a Kakihara, pois, apesar da loucura dos dois, o gansgter ainda mantém sua frieza, enquanto comete as piores ações. Não é um filme fácil para a maioria das pessoas devido as suas cenas violentas, que de tão estilizadas, podem se tornar cômicas, como quando se cortam os pescoços das pessoas e o sangue jorra como um cano arrebentado. Como comparação, Kill Bill e O Albergue podem ser considerados mais leves. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Joshua H A ruthless bloodbath where no one is safe, ichi is a great watch for fans of extreme violence and dark heavy subjects. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review Valok P The violence and kills are obscenely visceral, the plot can be hard to follow at times, and some characters are lacklustre. But Ichi the Killer is an absolute joyride if you're willing to look past the (occasional) egregious effects. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/28/23 Full Review acsdoug D RT won't let me post a one word review, but if I could this would be it: Damn. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A bloodthirsty hoodlum (Tadanobu Asano) sparks a series of violent reprisals after his boss is apparently taken by a mysterious assassin (Nao Ômori).
      Director
      Takashi Miike
      Producer
      Sumiji Miyake, Albert Yeung, Toyoyuki Yokohama
      Screenwriter
      Hideo Yamamoto, Sakichi Satô
      Distributor
      Emperor Multimedia Group (EMG) [hk], Prénom H Co. Ltd., Media Blasters
      Production Co
      Omega Micott Inc, Excellent Film, Star Max, Omega Project, Emperor Multimedia Group (EMG) [hk], Alpha Group, Spike Co. Ltd.
      Rating
      R (Language|Gore|Drug Content|Sexuality|Strong Pervasive Violence)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Japanese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 22, 2001, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 20, 2018
      Runtime
      2h 8m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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