Why Don't You Play in Hell?
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In Theaters October 31
Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto's own home, only to have Muto's wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hitman Ikegmai wounded and Muto's wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto's beloved daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie. Enter The Fuck Bombers, an eager… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a movie that feels perfectly at home in 2014, but wouldn't feel out of place in any other decade."
‑ Kara Nesvig, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Quite possibly mankind's greatest achievement."
‑ David Ehrlich, Film.com
"A wacky, slapstick parody that's also a gangster caper and a romantic comedy, it's like Mel Brooks meets Guy Ritchie, juggling genres like flaming chainsaws."
‑ Vincent Mancini, FilmDrunk
"A grease-glistening banquet of crash-zooms, gore plumes, gurning and chopping..."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Irresistible trashy fun in a cross-genre free-for-all."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"A deliriously gaudy celebration of the decline of everything (including Japanese cinema, film as a medium, and any notion of good taste), it plays like the improbable bastard offspring of Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Kill Bill (2003)"
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Sion Sono's rousing, freewheeling, scattershot and ultimately astonishingly bloodthirsty film is a classic cult title that will keep midnight movie fans entertained."
‑ Mark Adams, Screen International
"...an ambivalently loving tribute to both the action movie and filmmaking in general, not so much blood-splattered as blood-drenched. It seems destined to be a midnight movie cult hit, but still feels very much a Sono film."
‑ Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist
"Sion Sono trawls sub-Tarantino B-movie-pastiche territory with this tedious, over-the-top gorefest."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"A love letter to cinema, paired with an oddly moving family story and framed by a yakuza tale, Sono's latest is wild, unruly, and hugely entertaining, whether you're looking for a grand artistic vision, emotional resonance, or just two hours of fun."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, GeekNation
"Weird and woolly and sporadically amusing."
‑ Guy Lodge, HitFix
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