Adorenarin doraibu (Adrenaline Drive)
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Adorenarin doraibu (Adrenaline Drive)
Japanese director Shinobu Yaguchi first brought his wickedly funny brand of slapstick and deadpan black comedy to the screen in the 1993 cult hit Down the Drain, about a high-schooler undone by the seemingly innocuous use her friend's train pass. In this 1999 film, Yaguchi again mines the comic potential of a chance encounter to turn one's life upside-down. Suzuki (Masanobu Ando) is a meek, inarticulate car rental clerk who hates his job and his boss' petty bullying. His life takes a sudden ugly turn when he is dragged to a yakuza den after a fender-bender with a gangster named… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stirs up about as much adrenaline as a good nap."
‑ Thom Bennett, Film Journal International
"It plays as a gentle spoof on yakuza films..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film's humor arises mostly out of the flouting of Japanese social codes which admittedly don't necessarily translate to belly laughs for American audiences. Some of the supporting roles are played broadly and the seemingly indomitable bad guy is one o"
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
" because it's rather low-key..."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A notable, tongue-in-cheek mélange of American action-film clichés, despite containing a baffling lack of most American action-film clichés."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"A merry little romp through the world of gangsters, blood money and romance."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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