Sukiyaki Western Django
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Maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike re-teams with longtime writing partner Masa Nakamura (Andromedia, The Bird People of China) for this Western inspired by Sergio Corbucci's violent 1966 classic Django. It's been hundreds of years since the Battle of Dannoura, yet the Genji and Heiki clans are still feuding. In this poor mountain town, there is rumored to be a great hidden treasure. Genji gang leader Yoshitsune is sure that his white-clad warriors will find the treasure first, but Kiyomori and his red-clothed Heike gang aren't about to walk away empty-handed. When a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"As much of a hoot as the movie is, it feels like just an exercise well before it ends."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"The lurid sets and savage and startling action will undoubtedly have cult appeal as the conventions of physics, history and genre are all ignored in this overblown fever dream."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The gimmicky gore fest quickly fell out of favor with me."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Miike's 'wild east' take on the western genre is a colourfully violent stand-off of pastiche, politics and punk."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"...everything that was supposed to enliven the picture perfect images just seemed to drag them down with lame dialogue and clichéd action."
‑ JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Sukiyaki Western Django is Takashi Miike's frantic swirl of a spaghetti western, marrying eastern and western elements in what could be taken as either homage or parody -- or both."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"It is, of course, a must for Miike's legions of fans, of which I am one. It also should serve as a way for mainstream audiences to become acquainted with Miike."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Ultimately not quite as clever as it thinks it is. Even the action sequences are more about Foley than choreography, and so the film largely rests on the oddity of its mix of styles and its parade of genre in-jokes"
‑ Leo Goldsmith, indieWIRE
"Sukiyaki Western Django is a singular work of art that both celebrates those disjointed parts and synthesizes them into a strangely cohesive %u2013 and more amazingly, unique whole."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"... for all its virtues, Sukiyaki Western Django is a one-gimmick film that eventually wears out its welcome."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"Cult director Takashi Miike's English-language Sukiyaki Western Django has style to burn but self-destructs like a wildfire as it attempts to spoof spaghetti westerns -- a passé endeavor -- and Sergio Corbucci's Django in particular."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A lightweight goof that feels a little dashed-off, the latest from cult director Takashi Miike won't earn him any new fans, but might entertain the many he's already got."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Molonoti agono thematika, alla kai aisthitika se megalo bathmo, to ekstremistiko kinimatografiko homage toy Takashi Miike, poy ston aksona toy Yojimbo (1961) pantreyei ta spaghetti toy Leone me ta samurai toy Kurosawa, einai ena diabolemena apolaystiko st"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Although something of a confusing and befuddling mess, Miike's foray into the Western genre, Sukiyaki Western Django is another showcase for his playful and often gory style."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Clever costuming and production design set off an intriguingly off-kilter vision of a tiny western town in a "Nevada" out in the Japanese desert."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
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