Versus (2000)

Evil Dead 2 meets Street Fighter by way of The Matrix in this wild and woolly zombie/yakuza/samurai/kung fu/splatter flick directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. Throughout the world there are 666 portals to the other side; the 444th is Japan and is… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janice Page
Boston Globe

A major splatter fest.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

Being dumb is cool, dude, and Versus is as knowingly dumb as a three-chord thrash by The Ramones.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Como trash, tem seus bons momentos (especialmente aqueles protagonizados pelo exagerado - e divertido - Matsuda), mas abusa com sua montagem capenga e a longa duração.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

For a low-budget ghost-yakuza thriller, Versus is a fairly impressive achievement.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Over the top gore, and tight choreography help the otherwise cheesy and forgettable attempts at comedy, and repetitive action scenes.

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Brian Mckay

while on many levels it is a poorly written, hammily acted, cheaply produced piece of crap - damn, it's got some good a** kicking!

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

What he lacks in finesse, [director] Kitamura makes up for in pure showmanship.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

[Proves] the old adage about less being more.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Mayhem, of a unique, frenetic, and almost crazily poetic kind.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Rather bizarre film which I didn't really understand until the gone the midway point to be honest. The plot is odd and not entirely explained as you are… More
Lewis C.
Versus aims to be a stylish, cool action flick with a healthy mixture of gore, gun-play, and martial arts. Unfortunately, a lot of those attempts at being… More
xGary Xx
A group of gangsters kidnap a girl and meet a pair of escaped convicts in the woods awaiting their boss for instructions. Little do they know that he's an… More
Dean McKenna
Bullets, blades and blood fly in every direction with Hellenic zeal in the kung-fu-meets-zombie movie that is <i>Versus</i>. Before you can say… More
JY Skacto
Ryuhei Kitamura's style goes a long way, and <i>Versus</i> has plenty of it.<p>The plot is definitely light for a film with nearly a 2… More
Wahida K
A Forest to Hell comes Alive with Death.