Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl )
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Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl )
Drawing equally from Quentin Tarantino, Hong Kong action spectaculars, Japanese anime, and the over-the-top fashion sensibility of Tokyo's Shibuya district, Katsuhito Ishii spins this dizzying propulsive flick about lovers on the run and the weirdest band of gangsters on the planet. Toshiko Momojiri (Shie Koinata) dreams of a life away from the grinding tedium of working in a run-down hotel and away from her perverted, pawing uncle who manages the place. While driving to the post office, she literally runs into Kuro Samehada (played by Japanese indie film icon Tadanobu Asano), a thief who… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Comes across like an overextended music video that would leave even Madonna drooling."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Most of the film relies on music-video velocity that can be a bit too jarring, even for a live-action cartoon."
‑ Rod Granger, Film Journal International
"The funky title of this Japanese yakuza bloodletting is, alas, better than the film itself."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The movie is visually impressive, but Ishii's virtuoso style can't overcome the flatness of the comic-book story he's telling."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Both exceptionally satisfying and enormously entertaining."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Makes killing look like high-spirited fun and turns violent death into an occasion for giggles and snickers."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"A colorful hip updating of the two-on-the-lam motif popular since the 1930s."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews