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Kamikaze Taxi

1995 2h 50m Crime Drama List
Reviews 91% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A cabby (Koji Yakusho) helps a novice yakuza (Kazuya Takahashi) flee from vengeful mobsters. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member (*** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Interesting, well-acted, and well-directed. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Probably one of the most original (not in terms of style but of its topic and tempo) and important Japanese films made in the last 20 years. Its DVD has not yet released in Japan, probably because it touches the dark side of the post-WWII Japan like Kamikaze soldiers, foreign workers in Japan, Japanese immigrants to Latin America, politics, etc, but it is really well-made film worth watching again and again. Performance of actors, especially Koji Yakusho, is great, and its action scenes are really as in tense as good Hollywood films of the kind. The director Masato Harada studied film in the US, and it really affects his viewpoint about Japan, which you can sense very much in this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member This is what a film should be! A strange and slightly familiar topic but pulled of with perfection. Filled with beauty and violence in fair portions. Lead characters are portraied wonderfully with the nice touch of the interviews. Thou I did'nt think at first I'd like seeing the leads interviewed but at the film went on it became a useful way to see how they were thinking without the Dreaded voice over. So see this film its well worth the viewing. its not a holliwood blockbuster with explosions glitz and glam but instead a well written peice of entertianment. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member On of my favourite films of all time. Definitely my favourite Japanese film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member As a Peruvian, I endorse the movie. Seriously though, quite the interesting yakuza film that incorporates modern themes that Japan is currently dealing with, along with black humor! What more could you want? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed it, good characters and interesting script. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A cabby (Koji Yakusho) helps a novice yakuza (Kazuya Takahashi) flee from vengeful mobsters.
Director
Masato Harada
Producer
Narihiko Yoshida, Akio Nanjo, Yoshinori Moniwa, Kazunori Okada
Screenwriter
Masato Harada
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (DVD)
Oct 12, 2004
Runtime
2h 50m