Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl )
Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl ) (2003)

Drawing equally from Quentin Tarantino, Hong Kong action spectaculars, Japanese anime, and the over-the-top fashion sensibility of Tokyo's Shibuya district, Katsuhito Ishii spins this dizzying propulsive flick about lovers on the run… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Comes across like an overextended music video that would leave even Madonna drooling.

Ed Park
Village Voice

Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go.

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Rod Granger
Film Journal International

Most of the film relies on music-video velocity that can be a bit too jarring, even for a live-action cartoon.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The funky title of this Japanese yakuza bloodletting is, alas, better than the film itself.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The movie is visually impressive, but Ishii's virtuoso style can't overcome the flatness of the comic-book story he's telling.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Both exceptionally satisfying and enormously entertaining.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

Makes killing look like high-spirited fun and turns violent death into an occasion for giggles and snickers.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A colorful hip updating of the two-on-the-lam motif popular since the 1930s.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a fun caper flick featuring an odd couple on the run from a host of colorful characters. it's very stylish, with a light tone that becomes much darker,… More
El Hombre Invisible
A man named Samehada (Ichi The Killer's Tadanobu Asano), on the run from the Yakuza for stealing one hundred million yen joins up with a woman, Toshiko, on… More