Ichi the Killer (2001) Movie Review

Ichi the Killer (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime
129 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

Synopsis:

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Ichi the Killer Review

When a yakuza boss is murdered and his money is stolen, both truth and revenge are brutally sought. Leading the charge is Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), the bleach-blonde pain junky whose interrogation methods are fetishistically sadistic. As the layers of the sordid tale are peeled back, it appears that someone is trying to turn rival gangs against each other. The centerpiece of this strategy is Ichi the Killer (Nao Omori), a mysterious and completely unhinged master of slaughter. When the final showdown comes, it’s a psychologically cataclysmic event. This one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, stomach-churning, live-action cartoon from Takashi Miike (VISITOR Q, IZO) remains an extreme and influential modern classic.


About Ichi the Killer (2001)

Title: Ichi the Killer
AKA: Koroshiya 1
Year: 2001
Runtime: 129 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Jun Kunimura, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Tadanobu Asano, Yuki Kazamatsuri, Sakichi Satô, Shun Sugata, Moro Morooka, Hôka Kinoshita, Nao Ômori, Susumu Terajima, Yoshiki Arizono, SABU, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Mai Goto, Rio Aoki, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Setchin Kawaya, Paulyn Sun, Kaori Sugawara, Toru Tezuka, Hideo Sako, Mako Takeda, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Masataka Haji, Satoshi Niizuma, Suzuki Matsuo
Writers: Hideo Yamamoto, Sakichi Satô
Director: Takashi Miike

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