Kaosu (Chaos) (Hideo Nakata's Chaos)
Kaosu (Chaos) (Hideo Nakata's Chaos) (2003)

Following up on the wild success of Ring and Ring 2, Hideo Nakata takes a break from spine-chilling horror to direct his labyrinthine postmodern crime thriller based on a book by Shogo Utano. After wealthy businessman Takayuki Komiyama (Ken… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 7, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Ultimately, the willful obfuscation becomes more frustrating than entertaining.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Devotees of corpse-swapping betrayal orgies will find expert filmmaking awake to the realities of apprehension and unease.

Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

A twisty, and at times twisted, kidnapping thriller - just a pity the direction seems so sterile.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Hideo helms with such style and suspense that it doesn't matter if all our questions are ultimately answered.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

Chaos is as compelling as it is confounding, and it's compelling in large part because of the confusion it stirs.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A narrativa não-linear adiciona certo suspense ao filme, mas não há como negar que o roteiro tem graves buracos e que a conclusão é decepcionante e pouco convincente.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

The film's mechanical workings are still impressive, but between the unsympathetic characters and the coldly precise direction, there is little here for an audience to clutch to its heart.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

It's a difficult film to follow and figure out (I've only seen it once), and yet there is something mesmerizing about the way director Nakata whips the tale to a frenzy and drags us in.

Brian Mckay

its methodical pacing, non-linear narration, and twists within twists has its characters, (and the viewer), running around in circles without chasing its own tail.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
Japanese thriller that starts off as your typical kidnapping flick but then quickly develops one of the most complex plots I've ever seen in a film from… More
Drew Smith
An interesting effort from Hideo Nakata. Certainly a very far cry from The Ring. The plot is extremely intricate and quite well-outlined, and it's a really… More