Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyb ni tsuki)
Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyb ni tsuki) (1989)

In this police thriller, Inspector Azuma is an iconoclastic, anti-hero cop; his methods are brutal, yet effective. His current investigation places him on the trail of a drug-smuggling ring. Azuma is disturbed when he uncovers a mob… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 7, 1999
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The audience gets a chance to watch Kitano smash punks around who would probably never receive their proper punishment.

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Cameron Sherwell
Director Takeshi Kitano's unflinching dbut is a poignant practice in violence and nihilism. The plot (though initially slightly slow) follows the titular… More
El Hombre Invisible
Violent Cop. So, this was originally supposed to be filmed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, Graveyard of Honor, Yakuza Papers) who dropped out, thankfully.… More
xGary Xx
A tough cop uncovers a drug ring with ties to a corrupt friend in the department leading to a bloody showdown with the gang's hired killer.… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Kitano beats the crap out of a kid almost right from the start of the film. That's all you need to know. Hard to believe this was Kitano's directorial… More
Anthony Lawrie
Takeshi Kitano saved this film at the last minute after the original director did a runner. Not one of his best films by any stretch, the beginning of a… More
Adam Mahler
a crime-action movie that has similar themes as Raging Bull; Kitano's brutal jerk of a cop is all animal--he even looks like a dead-eyed bull--his spirit… More