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A cop from the city of lights finds adventure and romance in the Land of the Rising sun in this thriller. Hubert (Jean Reno) is a detective with the French police force who's the kind of cop who doesn't let little details get in the way of catching crooks -- and isn't afraid to speak with his fists if talking doesn't do the job. When Hubert gets in a dust-up with an innocent bystander while trying to apprehend a group of bank robbers, he learns the passerby was the son of the Chief of Police -- and Hubert is put on suspension for two months. Just as Hubert wonders what to do… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"The movie fails to live up to the sum of its parts."
‑ Judith Prescott, Hollywood Reporter
"Like being trapped inside a huge video game, where exciting, inane images keep popping past your head and the same illogical things keep happening over and over again."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"There's little tension as Reno's character is one of those invincible heroes that we haven't seen much of since the '80s."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Action star (and fine dramatic actor) Jean Reno has fallen prey to the Action Comedy conceit and the result is the periodically entertaining, generally tiresome Wasabi."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Wasabi is one of the best times I've had lately enjoying a movie that has no regard for a plot."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"The film is a contrivance, as artificial as the video games Japanese teens play in a nightclub sequence, but it's an enjoyable one."
‑ Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News
"One scarcely needs the subtitles to enjoy this colorful action farce."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I keep renting Jean Reno films and I'm beginning to forget why I started doing so."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"A moronic action/comedy film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A fast-paced, glitzy but extremely silly piece."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Reno does what he can in a thankless situation, the film ricochets from humor to violence and back again, and Ryoko Hirosue makes us wonder if she is always like that."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Wasabi is slight fare indeed, with the entire project having the feel of something tossed off quickly (like one of Hubert's punches), but it should go down smoothly enough with popcorn."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"...as far as action flicks go, you could do worse."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A bubbly international cocktail."
‑ Jurgen Fauth, About.com
"Been there, done that, liked it much better the first time around - when it was called The Professional."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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