Scrap Heaven
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A violent and outrageous revenge comedy with a thoughtful undercurrent, director Lee Sang-il's Scrap Heaven opens with three characters united by fate on the same city bus: toilet cleaner Tetsu (J Odagiri); police department administrative assistant Kasuya (Ryo Kase), who wants to work his way up into homicide; and pharmaceutical company employee Saki (Chiaki Kuriyama). The three strangers have ostensibly no connection to one another, save a shared presence on the bus one fateful night -- the night that a political secretary goes completely psychotic and decides to take the three… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the writer and director Sang-il Lee’s Scrap Heaven, three strangers share a general dissatisfaction with life -- and a fateful ride aboard a hijacked bus."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Does not advance much beyond its expected generic elements."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"[Director] Lee also helmed Hula Girls, a clichd comedy that I hated (one star). With Scrap Heaven, he redeems himself."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Sang-il Lee's anarchic drama is shot through with spasms of dark comedy, as the lives of three strangers intersect at the point of a gun."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"[Director] Lee's visual jazziness and cast are compelling, but nothing can compensate for a deflated, toilet-humored script that negates its potential for sharp social satire with increasingly adolescent and superficial vilifying philosophies."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Sang-Il Lee's Scrap Heaven stands as something of a companion piece to David Fincher's Fight Club."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
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