Rinjin 13-g (Neighbor No. 13)
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After suffering years of abuse by his sadistic classmates, a vengeful Japanese boy develops a murderous alter ego in order to better deal with his traumatic past in director Yasuo Inoue's shockingly violent feature debut. As a high school student, shy Juzo was forced to endure the humiliation heaped upon him by the abusive Akai. Years later, when Juzo is hired to work at the same company where Akai is employed, he moves into the apartment directly above his former tormentor. As Juzo's revenge-minded alter ego slowly begins to eclipse his quieter, more withdrawn public persona, the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

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"Its sluggish pacing and confusing story line will prevent it from appealing to all but the most rabid J-horror fans."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The envelope gets recycled, not pushed, in this moody, brutal, ultimately rather boring revenge saga from Japan."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"O estreante Inoue demonstra possuir um bom senso esttico, mas ainda precisa refinar sua percepo de ritmo, j que apresenta preocupante tendncia para se alongar desnecessariamente em vrios planos. E o filme desmorona em seus minutos finais."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"... a technically impressive but altogether listless revenge tale ..."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"The Neighbor No. Thirteen forgoes the manic violence of the Korean revenge stunner Oldboy in favor of leisurely paced suspense with sudden bloody outbursts."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Though it's rarely dull, first-time feature director Yasuo Inoue has a better eye for intriguing and unusual imagery than dramatic staging..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Pic scores big in the first few minutes with its atmospheric lensing of the protag's literal separation into two distinct characters, but then settles into a standard psycho-killer payback drama."
‑ Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Because the metaphysics driving it are so fuzzy, this is the rare horror film where even sludgy viscera elicit only yawns."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"The film isn't very good, but it's refreshing to see a director tell a story without the familiar noise of blinking lights and stringy-haired nymphets."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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