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  1. MANY THINGS's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  2. diiiiogorocha's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Loved this movie almost as much as Hanada loves rice.

  3. lesminho's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  4. Arsenii's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  5. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  6. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Rich in style and partially cool and slick. Unfortunately the film falls apart at some point but the scene with all the butterflies was explosive.

  7. Ma-rewind's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    BEST FILM EVER. Probablement le film le plus FOU que j'ai eu l'occasion de voir au cinéma. On ne pige pas grand chose à l'histoire mais au final... Who cares? Toute la folie, l'avant-gardisme, la beauté, le refus des normes s'agitant dans la tête de Suzuki semblent avoir pu enfin s'exprimer dans ce film unique. Suzuki ne s'est d'ailleurs pas fait virer de ses studios de production suite à cette oeuvre pour rien...

  8. Arandhitio Ballagi's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  9. ejonline's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    The second Suzuki film I saw. At this point I started to think that his auteurish flourishes were fun but ultimately kind of distracting. Sometimes incoherence is a stand against a bourgeois fascination with linearity, logic and order, but sometimes, maybe - just maybe - it is a sign of incompetence. I am a fan of Jo Shishido and this is cool looking, but there are better existential yakuza dramas (Cf. Pale Flower)

  10. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  11. Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Branded to Kill takes the ultra-cool final shootout of Tokyo Drifter, and makes the similar action more prevalent, and the pace more energetic. It also now has a few more unique character details (Shishido's sexual arousal when smelling boiling rice, his relationships with women, the humorous standoff scenes with #1.) Motivations are lost at times in its set-piece squall, but its verve and style are done grandly.

  12. NCMBianchi's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Totally crazy movie: the score, the use of light, the type of narration and the editing all follow - without a mistake - a really weird story where death, fascination for it and yet the wish for survival mix together. A good example of how noir can be - and has been many times - a perfect mean for allegory.

  13. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    I'm all for a boiling rice fetish!

  14. Thayná de Paula's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  15. Naoya Kugimiya's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  16. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Oozes cool and boldly asserts a strong other-worldly aesthetic, both quintessentially 60s but also ahead of its time. Any incoherence is compensated for by some nifty set pieces and a final third that enters existential territory as the rivals play cat-and-mouse within their strict warrior code - as if Pinter's The Dumb Waiter had been transplanted to Tokyo and given a big shot of adrenalin and an X-rating.

  17. miles's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    I'll rewatch this sometime in the future, first viewing didn't live up to the hype.

  18. smndvdcl's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Jarmusch and Tarantino avidly paid homage to Suzuki and his satire of yakuza fiction with it's B-movie kitsch, problematic representations of women, incomprehensible plots and an overwhelming sense of anarchy. On one level, it seems like a Russ Meyer film, yet on another, akin to Dr. Strangelove. What a maverick.

  19. shoyle's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Cinematography is amazing, a very inventive and stylish pulp thriller with a great soundtrack, but gender politics/representations are sketchy (in all senses of the word).

  20. patrick chen's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    A wonderful film that sucks you into its world the moment the plot begins. It is clear to see how much it has influenced many directors. NO. 1 indeed

  21. Nicolas Pierce's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Bonkers, in the best possible way.

  22. Eva Bosch's rating of the film Branded to Kill

  23. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Sniffing rice, rough sex and blowing s**t up. Who needs James Bond, eh?

  24. MrSpaceman's rating of the film Branded to Kill

    Kitsch, kitsch, kitsch! And such 60s style! Also, some strange Japanese fetishes abound. However, great cinematography and excellent harpsichord jazz soundtrack. I could imagine Murakami, the novelist, being inspired by this calibre of flick. I'd like to see more!

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