A rapid-fire heist, credits with an infectious jazz pop score, and a wide-screen close-up of a burning car announce Detective Bureau 2-3, a thriller that would both lampoon and redefine Asian crime films for an irreverent new era.
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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!Directed bySeijun Suzuki
Tedious and silly yakuza programmer from director Suzuki who certainly made some fine genre pieces over his career....this just isn't one of them. Misogynist to the extreme. The film just never overcomes its cartoonish swinging sixties vibe...the only thing missing was Batman and some WHAM POWS. And whatever was with the chipmunk cheeks anyway?
Another stylish crime drama from director Seijun Suzuki, complete with colorful characters, flashy cinematography and production design, a hip jazz score, and fast-paced action and violence. It may not be as visually stunning or psychologically complex as some of Suzuki's other work, but it's still great pulp entertainment.
Works on disparate levels of noir yakuza-geki, manic comedy and madcap farce, all at once, and it has one of the best film titles ever. One of the characters even has a dance intro!! A riotous blast of cynicism and fun from a director willing to try our expectations.