Visitor Q (Bijitâ Q)
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Takashi Miike spins this black comedy about the most dysfunctional family on the planet. The film opens with a father (Kenichi Endo) -- a gung-ho TV reporter -- not only paying to have sex with his estranged prostitute daughter in an anonymous hotel room but also videotaping the act as part of a documentary about "young people today." His son, who is brutalized on a daily basis by schoolyard bullies, beats, whips, and terrorizes his mother (Shungiku Uchida), who is covered with welts and bruises. Mom in turn finds solace in heroin and is not above hooking to pay for the habit. Their… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Herschell Gordon Lewis had adapted Eugene O'Neill, the result still wouldn't out-thicken the muck of Miike's anti-achievement."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"1/3 dark (really dark) comedy, 1/3 fetish pornography, and 1/3 just plain "Ewwwww!""
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"It follows along the lines of Pasolini's more cerebral "Teorema" of the seduction of a dysfunctional family by a mysterious stranger."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"beneath all Miike's over-the-top absurdities lurk real feelings (inadequacy, alienation, repressed sexuality) that simmer away in most 'normal' families."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"The scandalous pinnacle of [Miike's] extreme cinema canon."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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