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In the latest film by Japanese television comic-turned-cinema auteur Takeshi Kitano, a soft-spoken convenience store cashier named Takeshi Kitano finds his fate inexplicably intertwined with that of ubiquitous Japanese showbiz star Takeshi "Beat" Kitano. At times running parallel and at other times unexpectedly intersecting, the radically different lives of the shy everyman Kitano and superstar celebrity Kitano slowly begin to gel into a surreal fantasy of fame as the convenience store clerk and aspiring actor loses himself to fantasies of becoming his famous look-alike. When the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a film in need of a therapist for the star."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Takeshi Kitano's crazy, weird, indulgent, breathtaking, strangely titled fantasy is as entertaining as it is puzzling -- a marvelous movie about movies with a sense of humor and a surreal streak."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"Bold yet bland, this dreamy survey of all things Kitano sends several bullets into his past and puts a question mark on his future."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"I love Takeshi Kitano's films, but around the one-hour mark, I started wondering about the writer/director/editor/star's mental well being"
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"An entirely useless artifact for anyone not already familiar with Kitano's previous eleven pictures."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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