Tokyo Drifter
Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Tokyo Drifter stands with Branded to Kill as one of the best-known and most acclaimed films of Seijun Suzuki, one of Japan's most talented maverick directors. A colorful riot of an action drama, Tokyo Drifter, like many of Suzuki's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 10, 1966
DVD Release Date: February 23, 1999
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Inspired lunacy.

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Alberto Abuín

A piece to worship that, even today, continues to challenge the viewer. [Full review in Spanish]

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Eric Melin

It's the camera trickery and the playful art direction that send up the entire image of the badass yakuza to begin with.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A 1966 yakuza gangster thriller with a pop-art look by the formidable B-movie director Seijun Suzuki.

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Matthew Sorrento

A style that works only with a sure hand.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Distills the aesthetic of the 1960s into one feature-length blast.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Delirious mix of musical and gangster film has spectacular design and color.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

...plays like a mix of spaghetti western and samurai melodrama relocated to the pop-art splendor of 1960s Japan...

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A falta de coesão narrativa é mais do que compensada pelo visual marcante concebido por Suzuki, que cria uma fantasia psicodélica através da direção de arte estilizada, da fotografia com cores marcantes e da música-tema repetida continuamente.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Makes no damn sense at all. Pretty colors though. This was like a Daniel Clowes yakuza comic with more than a few pages missing.
Steven Carrier
Seijun Suzuki's "Tokyo Drifter" is a very silly but important B-Movie. It encompasses the 1960s Japanese New Wave into one film. It's visual… More
Daniel Perry
The first Yakuza film I've ever seen, and for me, a real eye-opener. I love movies about trying to leave a life of crime behind, and I really enjoyed this… More
danny d
this score is almost entirely for the absurd but excellent gun fight at the end of the film. the film was shot very well, highly stylized, and the characters… More
Kevin M. Williams
A pop 60's aesthetic, a cool like Steve McQueen, a powder blue seersucker suit and an indescribable plot miraculously combine in this B-movie chic from… More
Sarah Gaish
<b>Tokyo, the gangster Tetsu (Tetsuya Watari) regenerates when his yakuza boss Kurata (Ryuji Kita) decides to quit his criminal life. However, the mobster… More