Tokyo Drifter
Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Tokyo Drifter stands with Branded to Kill as one of the best-known and most acclaimed films of Seijun Suzuki, one of Japan's most talented maverick directors. A colorful riot of an action drama, Tokyo Drifter, like many of Suzuki's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Inspired lunacy.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

...plays like a mix of spaghetti western and samurai melodrama relocated to the pop-art splendor of 1960s Japan...

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A falta de coesão narrativa é mais do que compensada pelo visual marcante concebido por Suzuki, que cria uma fantasia psicodélica através da direção de arte estilizada, da fotografia com cores marcantes e da música-tema repetida continuamente.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A 1966 yakuza gangster thriller with a pop-art look by the formidable B-movie director Seijun Suzuki.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

It's the camera trickery and the playful art direction that send up the entire image of the badass yakuza to begin with.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

magine what a yakuza thriller might look like if it were codirected by Jean-Luc Godard and John Woo, adding a little Sergio Leone and Jean-Pierre Melville, then multiplied by 10.

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Matthew Sorrento
IdentityTheory

A style that works only with a sure hand.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Distills the aesthetic of the 1960s into one feature-length blast.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Filled with flights of outrageous excesses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Makes no damn sense at all. Pretty colors though. This was like a Daniel Clowes yakuza comic with more than a few pages missing.
Steven Carrier
Seijun Suzuki's "Tokyo Drifter" is a very silly but important B-Movie. It encompasses the 1960s Japanese New Wave into one film. It's visual… More
Daniel Perry
The first Yakuza film I've ever seen, and for me, a real eye-opener. I love movies about trying to leave a life of crime behind, and I really enjoyed this… More
Anthony Lawrie
Tokyo Drifter is so cool its sub-zero. Seijun Suzuki's classic still looks good today and Tetsuya Watari's Drifter is one of the coolest characters in… More
Apeneck Fletcher
A pop 60's aesthetic, a cool like Steve McQueen, a powder blue seersucker suit and an indescribable plot miraculously combine in this B-movie chic from… More
danny d
this score is almost entirely for the absurd but excellent gun fight at the end of the film. the film was shot very well, highly stylized, and the characters… More