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Synesthesia

2005 2h 2m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 48% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Orphaned by a murderer, a girl has a rare sensory disorder, giving her odd perspectives of things. Read More Read Less

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David Cornelius DVDTalk.com A movie that works better in its separate parts than as a whole. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 20, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member boring complicated film for Synesthesiac people. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow, I'm not sure how I feel about this movie... It was just really messed up and even though it was creepy at parts, I felt like the entire mystery part of the story didn't come full circle. There were some parts that just didn't feel fully explained, but perhaps that's mostly because of the poor script. There are some really interesting ideas being executed (like the music/shapes and the videogames/trance etc.), but the poor script just makes everything really confusing. Masanobu Ando is fucking fantastic though. His character death was executed flawlessly, and now we know that the guy can not only play scary creepy guy from "Battle Royale" with that crazed look in his eyes, but also this incredibly swoon-worthy and adorable boyish man, ahahah. Yes, I needed some explanation of how he met Mari before in a children's book. How does that make sense? So all in all, the cast all put in fantastic performances and the story is unique enough, but the script just flops and makes you incredibly confused. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A unique idea for a thriller about deaths that revolve on a disorder in which a person would see things differently than a normal person would. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting concept lurking within a tired idea of a thriller brought crashing down hard by horrifical acting. Miyazaki Aoi couldn't even save this. I recently saw this guy, Eguchi Yosuke, in CHILDREN OF THE DARK, where he appeared to have phoned in his performance during a break from his day job as a soap opera actor. Here, he confirms his lack of skill, being nothing more than a haircut. The entire film was cast full of his ilk. Painful. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member A killer called Picasso targets a man who has a rare sensory disorder called synesthesia into his deadly web using an online game and involving a young girl. This is a bit of a slow burner which takes it's time to build up the storyline. The cast is OK but Aoi Miyazaki is good as always. I really enjoy watching her movies. Synesthesia isn't a great movie by any means. The script is somewhat weak but the art direction and cinematography is excellent. I still found it to be an intriguing and interesting thriller. Some might find it boring. The ending is a puzzle that's up for interpretation. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Me hubiera gustado ver a Ryuhei en más escenas. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Orphaned by a murderer, a girl has a rare sensory disorder, giving her odd perspectives of things.
Director
Toru Matsuura
Producer
Kenzô Horikoshi, Atsuko Ôno
Screenwriter
Yuji Sakamoto
Production Co
Euro Space Inc.
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 28, 2009
Runtime
2h 2m