Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyb ni tsuki)
Violent Cop (Sono otoko, kyb ni tsuki) (1989)

Television comedian, author of a number of books, and star in such films as Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawerence, Takeshi Kitano stepped behind the megaphone for this two-fisted crime thriller after yakuza flick auteur Kinji Fukasaka walked off… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 12, 1989
DVD Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

Takeshi's cinema is full of static images and long digressions, intermissions from the blood sport. When the inevitable clashes recur, the sudden shots of brutality carry a startling kick to them.

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Dennis Schwartz
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The audience gets a chance to watch Kitano smash punks around who would probably never receive their proper punishment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Sherwell
Director Takeshi Kitano's unflinching dbut is a poignant practice in violence and nihilism. The plot (though initially slightly slow) follows the titular… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Kitano beats the crap out of a kid almost right from the start of the film. That's all you need to know. Hard to believe this was Kitano's directorial… More
xGary Xx
A tough cop uncovers a drug ring with ties to a corrupt friend in the department leading to a bloody showdown with the gang's hired killer.… More
Adam Mahler
a crime-action movie that has similar themes as Raging Bull; Kitano's brutal jerk of a cop is all animal--he even looks like a dead-eyed bull--his spirit… More
El Hombre Invisible
Violent Cop. So, this was originally supposed to be filmed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, Graveyard of Honor, Yakuza Papers) who dropped out, thankfully.… More
Wu Chouin
Kitano's first film as director and he doesn't dissapoint. Cool music scores and random spurts of violence seem to be a staple in Kitano's… More