Sukiyaki Western Django
Sukiyaki Western Django (2008)

Two clans, Genji, the white clan led by Yoshitsune, and Heike, the red clan led by Kiyomori, battle for a legendary treasure hidden in a desolate mountain town. One day, a lone gunman, burdened with deep emotional scars but blessed with… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Inventive and off-kilter, the newest feast from J-Horror director Takashi Miike is super-sensory, self-referential and somewhat excessive.

Leo Goldsmith

Ultimately not quite as clever as it thinks it is. Even the action sequences are more about Foley than choreography, and so the film largely rests on the oddity of its mix of styles and its parade of genre in-jokes

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Cult director Takashi Miike's English-language Sukiyaki Western Django has style to burn but self-destructs like a wildfire as it attempts to spoof spaghetti westerns -- a passé endeavor -- and Sergio Corbucci's Django in particular.

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Daniel Kasman

Pastiche rides the high frontier in "Sukiyaki Western Django", a film that strips the "Kill Bill" model of genre spoof down just to referents, quotes, and iconography, leaving strewn along its path the wreckage a blunt critic might call "the point."

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

As much of a hoot as the movie is, it feels like just an exercise well before it ends.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The flick's a lot of sound and fury and dynamite that signifies nothing while paying tribute to everything

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The gimmicky gore fest quickly fell out of favor with me.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Sukiyaki Western Django is Takashi Miike's frantic swirl of a spaghetti western, marrying eastern and western elements in what could be taken as either homage or parody -- or both.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The lurid sets and savage and startling action will undoubtedly have cult appeal as the conventions of physics, history and genre are all ignored in this overblown fever dream.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

Molonoti agono thematika, alla kai aisthitika se megalo bathmo, to ekstremistiko kinimatografiko homage toy Takashi Miike, poy ston aksona toy Yojimbo (1961) pantreyei ta spaghetti toy Leone me ta samurai toy Kurosawa, einai ena diabolemena apolaystiko st

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I had no idea what i was expecting. But plenty of action, plenty of insanity. This was one of the most intriguing films ive seen in a long long time.
Jonathan Hutchings
I was excited to see this film, since (in Japan, anyway) it was promoted as Miike's first collaboration with writer Masa Nakamura since the softly… More
xGary Xx
A lone gunman rides into a small town being ravaged by a war between two rival gangs. In Japan. Yet another remake of Yojimbo (sort of!) it's more an… More
Tim Salmons
Fantastic Spaghetti Western from the East.
Kristijonas Fussman
An eccentric and often extremely entertaining flick from Mr. Miike. Quentin Tarantino's turn in the film is also a comedic highlight.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
The right balance between comedy and homage, Kim Ji Woon please take note, this is how you do it. This movie will certainly appeal more to genre fans, but… More

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