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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Ichi

    Was a bit skeptical with this rendition of Zatoichi at first but impressed despite the lack of humor which is a delight in the Zatoichi series. Action sequences shot in wide shots but cuts on action for a closer look of blade ripping the flesh in slow motion.

  2. spiderliliez's rating of the film Ichi

    It's the typical Japanese film. They take their time. Ichi doesn't talk much, more so she is blind. There's no element of surprise, nothing really stands out. I have to say, it's still a little over-the-top when it comes to villains. You can't even 'science' the stupidity of its characters' actions. I think audiences are tired of seeing that. Regardless, it's always fascinating to see a samurai film once in a while.

  3. Howard Orr's rating of the film Ichi

    The haunting score by Lisa Gerrard really elevates this film, which -as with so many modern Japanese films- fluctuates between the haphazard and the sublime.