Audition (‘dishon)
Audition (‘dishon) (1999)

Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike creates this unnerving horror film about a widowed TV producer auditioning prospective wives. In his search, one candidate particularly stands out, a lovely ex-ballerina dressed in white. The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An audacious, unsettling Japanese horror film from director Takashi Miike, Audition entertains as both a grisly shocker and a psychological drama.

Jim Sullivan
Boston Globe

This movie, at just under two hours, is a long crawl from inception to climax.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

This brazen shocker is never less than compelling -- even when you feel compelled to shut your eyes.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

But it's one man's pursuit of one woman who turns out to be so much more of his crazed counterpart than he could have ever feared, which makes Audition so petrifying.

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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune

Miike is brilliant at transforming the mundane and familiar ... into something sinister and eerie.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

There will be many people who consider Audition an atrocity, and a few who find it a stimulating cinema experience.

Rachel Bowles
The Skinny

With escalating unease and a switch and bait that Hitchcock would be proud of, Audition culminates in its infamously disturbing dťnouement.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A diabolically adroit piece of filmmaking that goes even further than the films of Italy's excruciatingly macabre Dario Argento.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

The shock imperative takes on a life of its own and floats away from the lengthy setup.

Alan Jones
Radio Times

If you can stomach it, this profoundly moving film will leave you dazed.

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From the very beginning, before things slide greasily into OMG, there's a creepy ominous feeling. I thought it was cultural differences. "That guy… More
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Audition is an impressive Japanese horror tale that is brilliantly acted and directed. The film is a raw, gritty and tense film that has secured a place for… More
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The shifts in tone along the film are baffling, as it begins as a strange drama, then becomes a romance, and then it is finally revealed that all that was a… More
Dan Schultz
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A TV executive decides to remarry 7 years after the death of his first wife and sets up a fake film audition to look for suitable candidates. This stunningly… More