Adrenaline Drive
Adrenaline Drive (1999)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 27, 2001
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Thom Bennett
Film Journal International

Stirs up about as much adrenaline as a good nap.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It plays as a gentle spoof on yakuza films...

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's 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

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid because it's rather low-key...

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

A notable, tongue-in-cheek mélange of American action-film clichés, despite containing a baffling lack of most American action-film clichés.

Eric D. Snider

A merry little romp through the world of gangsters, blood money and romance.

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