Cold Fish
Cold Fish (2011)

From Sion Sono, the director of Love Exposure and Suicide Club. Cold Fish has won acclaim at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In the film, mild-mannered Shamoto's teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 23, 2011
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A deliciously warped wallow in misogyny, depravity and dead-eyed manipulation, "Cold Fish" charts the twisted alliance of two tropical-fish salesmen with baleful glee.

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Simon Miraudo

Overlong? A tad. Still, at two-and-a-half hours it's 90 minutes shy of its predecessor Love Exposure. Insane fun? Absolutely. Darkly funny and deliriously absurd in all of its bloody glory, I found it impossible to look away.

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Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

Don't let me talk you out of it--after all, I'm no kibbitzer.

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Mark Olsen
Village Voice

Cold Fish is wild, head-turning, stomach-churning stuff, and it makes a bracing addition to the overstuffed canon of serial-killer cinema.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Cold Fish is artful and unnerving and, at times, repulsive. Its merit lies in an unrepentant willingness to be all of those things.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

There are gruelling, gleeful scenes of blood-drenched murder and dismemberment that will test even the hardest stomach.

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Scott Weinberg

Smart, devious, audacious filmmaking from a man who's quickly becoming a master at this sort of stuff.

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Bill Gibron

hilarious, harrowing

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

Gallows humour and character twists offer welcome reprieve from the largely hysterical acting and rivers of viscera.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Twisted Japanese gore feat with a dysfunctional family. The Japanese do this stuff so well.
Lewis C.
A chance encounter between two fish store owners pushes a meek, emasculated man to the edge and beyond, in this twisted, horrific tale. Cold Fish is one of… More
Luke Baldock
Cold Fish is a dank, dark and highly unlikable film...that I just so happened to really like. It sees a meek and feeble fish store owner, Syamoto, come into… More
Francisco Godinho
Well.... it's just like I Saw The Devil. My review stands the same for both. Can't say which one came out first, but they share the same pros and cons
familiar stranger
After an excellent start, the movie failed to work for me as it went ahead. It just kept on getting worse. It's indeed an engaging thriller (based on real… More
John Me
"ColdFish" is a good serial killer movie based on real events. It is very graphic and violent. It is a psychological horror thriller with some dark… More

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