Half Japanese: The Band that Would Be King
Half Japanese: The Band that Would Be King (1993)

The first thing to remember when viewing this difficult-to-believe documentary is that there really is an underground band called Half Japanese and that the stories being told about their eighteen year musical career are, for the most part… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2000
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band, this mockumentary is mildly entertaining though not as zany or original as its model, This Is Spinal Tap.

Bill Gibron

Half Japanese: The Band that Would Be King has all the hallmarks for a great rock doc...

Full review…
Stefan Birgir Stefansson

bizzarely grand

Emanuel Levy

One hour length mockumentray is sufficient but limits opportunities for theatrical release

Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
I enjoy Half Japanese, but this documentary irked me. The film does a much better job of showing what smug snobs Byron Coley and Gerard Cosloy are than showing… More
Ed Fucking Harris
What starts out as a documentary about the band Half Japanese, gets a little distracted around the middle portion, then gets back on focus towards the end. Half… More