Jigoku de naze warui (Why Don't You Play in Hell?)
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Jigoku de naze warui (Why Don't You Play in Hell?)
In Theaters October 31
Ambitious young film director Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) and his crew get caught in the middle of a bloody Yakuza war sparked by the vengeful wife of a powerful crime-boss in this outrageous action opus from writer/director Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Love Exposure). Tak Sakaguchi, Shinichi Tsutsumi, and Jun Kunimara co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a movie that feels perfectly at home in 2014, but wouldn't feel out of place in any other decade."
‑ Kara Nesvig, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Quite possibly mankind's greatest achievement."
‑ David Ehrlich, Film.com
"A wacky, slapstick parody that's also a gangster caper and a romantic comedy, it's like Mel Brooks meets Guy Ritchie, juggling genres like flaming chainsaws."
‑ Vincent Mancini, FilmDrunk
"A grease-glistening banquet of crash-zooms, gore plumes, gurning and chopping..."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Irresistible trashy fun in a cross-genre free-for-all."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"A deliriously gaudy celebration of the decline of everything (including Japanese cinema, film as a medium, and any notion of good taste), it plays like the improbable bastard offspring of Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Kill Bill (2003)"
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Sion Sono's rousing, freewheeling, scattershot and ultimately astonishingly bloodthirsty film is a classic cult title that will keep midnight movie fans entertained."
‑ Mark Adams, Screen International
"...an ambivalently loving tribute to both the action movie and filmmaking in general, not so much blood-splattered as blood-drenched. It seems destined to be a midnight movie cult hit, but still feels very much a Sono film."
‑ Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist
"Sion Sono trawls sub-Tarantino B-movie-pastiche territory with this tedious, over-the-top gorefest."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"A love letter to cinema, paired with an oddly moving family story and framed by a yakuza tale, Sono's latest is wild, unruly, and hugely entertaining, whether you're looking for a grand artistic vision, emotional resonance, or just two hours of fun."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, GeekNation
"Weird and woolly and sporadically amusing."
‑ Guy Lodge, HitFix
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