Ichi the Killer ( Koroshiya 1 ) Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
1.5/4

Ian - wrote on 09/16/2015

Sickening violent crime story in which a teenager becomes a sort of hitman for the Yakuza. Many of the scenes are nearly unwatchable due to the sadistic torture inflicted constantly to everyone on screen. There is a very disturbing rape scene in which a prostitute is severe abused, and finally a little child gets decapitated by the "hero." I would avoid this. I cannot understand the high ratings.

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 05/31/2015

A hyper stylized bloodbath. That's the basic gist of this movie. The creative use of camera techniques is the one continuously redeeming factor here. Sure, Kakihara's torturous habits are bizarrely entertaining, but aside from that there's nothing else worth mention. The messy plot construction had me trying hard to follow along as so many forgettable characters were spewing out left and right. I was not invested in any part of this story. The over-the-top violence becomes less interesting as well, because of this. Reception kills some of the impact.

Rating of
2/4

Tjommi - wrote on 09/01/2011

If you like extreme violence you will enjoy this movie. For me quite frankly it was to much, and that say quite a bit as I have seen quite a few movies. This is among the most gory violent and cruel movies I have ever seen.

Rating of
3/4

goodfellamike - wrote on 10/29/2008

Grotesque gangster thriller that has plenty of brilliant moments and memorable characters (including a man with a twelve inch smile); extreme violence is to be expected from this stylish director, but it may be too much for some viewers. Final Grade: B

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/14/2007

For those who think good old American violence is just too tame these days, pop in Ichi the Killer and in 15 minutes you will have your fill. Graphic, over-the-top violence - as long as you do not take it seriously, you will come out OK.

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