Kids Return
Kids Return (1996)

Following his 1995 brush with death in the form of a motorcycle accident, actor/comedian/writer/director Takeshi Kitano spins this wistful -- if bleak -- tale about a pair of high school buddies and their inevitable slide into adulthood.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2000
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Christopher Machell

While it is perhaps not as stylistically accomplished as his later Dolls, nor as emotionally gut-wrenching as Hana-Bi, Kids Return is still a charming turn from the reliably idiosyncratic 'Beat' Takeshi.

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Dennis Schwartz
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A most interesting and perceptive film.

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Cameron Sherwell
Ideologically similar to 'Sonatine' yet structurally and thematically very different, 'Kids Return' sees auteur Takeshi "Beat"… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
For some reason i keep forgeting that i even own this movie, when it's such a great film for all the right reasons. A "coming of age" story… More
Luke Baldock
Takeshi Kitano captures, perfectly, that youthful fear of the unknown. Perhaps a fear that never truly goes away. This is the tale of adolescents that are… More