R100 (2015)

Nao Ohmori (star of Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer) plays Takafumi Katayama, a mildmannered father who escapes the pressures of daily life by joining a mysterious S&M club, where the so-called Queens visit clients in real-life… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: January 23, 2015
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2015
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Simon Abrams

Even if you like bizarre movies, you'll probably like "R100," then hate it, then go back to liking it, then wonder what you're looking at. And then the movie will end.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A little punishment goes a long way, especially for the rest of us, yet on it drags, torturously, slap, kick, slap, kick.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

A cinematic interpretation of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" filtered through the sexual taboo of Japan, R100 will entertain and perplex.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

"R100" suggests that extreme and perverse films allow the everyman to seek thrills in his otherwise-monotonous life.

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Katie Rife
AV Club

Matsumoto says he wanted to make a film that transcended the idea of genre, and in that respect, he has succeeded admirably.

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Robert Horton
Seattle Weekly

I think the film veers off too far into such strangeness (could there be a Japanese TV game show spun off from all this?), but connoisseurs of this kind of thing will find the ripeness hard to resist.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Matsumoto works overtime to keep this vital once the basic premise has been established, but the cultural subtext is so potent that he really can't go wrong.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

You'd expect more yucks from the country that bequeathed tentacle porn.

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Michael Nordine

Matsumoto stamps his lurid creation as inappropriate for all audiences under the age of 100 - which some will consider sound advice.

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