Kamikaze Girls
Kamikaze Girls (2004)

Momoko is a rococo Lolita whose idyllic dreams of Versailles clash sharply with her isolated existence in the Ibaraki hinterlands. When a chance encounter brings Momoko together with head-butting biker chick Ichiko, the quest for a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 13, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wally Hammond
Time Out

Older audiences may be required to get back in touch with their adolescent appetites for garish decor.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

As exciting for its beautifully specific and honest portrayal of teenage girls and their friendships as it is for its dazzling visual and narrative style.

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Holly Grigg-Spall

An inventive bittersweet celebration of Japanese youth culture.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Kamikaze Girls, while being a silly, freewheeling, candy-colored lollapalooza, is also a heartfelt tale of friendship.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

For this viewer, the climactic scooter-gang rumble, heavy on plot twists and empowerment speeches, felt eternal, but for many, the happy silliness of the film's first half should carry the day.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...this pop-culture bouillabaisse...is so wacky and fast-paced that it's hard to reconstruct much of it 24 hours later. While it's going down, however, it's always diverting and occasionally hilarious.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Kamikaze Girls has a glazed, comic-book look and absurd tone that is initially enjoyable but proves wearing.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This droll Japanese import puts the predictable banality of most Hollywood teen flicks to shame.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

At least you can see why Momoko is discontent. She's a fun, interesting character who lacks enough to do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Based off of a novel by Novala Takemoto, Tetsuya Nakashima's <i>Kamikaze Girls</i> is a Japanese comedy that comes full of style.<p>At… More
Luke Baldock
A Japanese cross between Amelie and Ghost World. It's hyperactive and never gives you a chance to rest. Switching from sped up back story and cartoon… More
Nicki Marie
So cute and funny. Watched this after Whip It, and they actually go really well together! Both about girl power, both about social minorities, and both move… More
Robert Brogan
Kamikaze Girls is a zany and silly comedy that works mainly on account of the dynamic between the two female leads. The film is different, refreshing, and worth… More
El Hombre Invisible
Sometimes animated, sometimes strange, but always entertaining, it's an eccentric film about teens that manages to be surreal, dramatic, and comedic all at… More
Lesley N
Giggly girly teen film with two Japanese pop stars leads... ugh. More fool me. This took me completely by surprise. Witty quirky funny imaginative smile on the… More