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  • Summary: In the film, mild-mannered Shamoto’s teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about thisIn the film, mild-mannered Shamoto’s teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about this seemingly perfect couple…who inextricably weave him into their grisly rituals. Inspired by true events, Cold Fish is a twisted, brutal, blood-soaked drama that reveals the underlying insanity of an ordinary man pushed well beyond the brink. (Bloody Disgusting Selects) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Aug 4, 2011
    90
    A deliciously warped wallow in misogyny, depravity and dead-eyed manipulation, Cold Fish charts the twisted alliance of two tropical-fish salesmen with baleful glee.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Aug 2, 2011
    80
    Cold Fish is wild, head-turning, stomach-churning stuff, and it makes a bracing addition to the overstuffed canon of serial-killer cinema.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Aug 1, 2011
    70
    Like most Sono pictures, too long. But its gleeful humor and dare-you-to-watch aesthetic will help it rack up kills at specialty fests.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel Gumble
    Sep 22, 2014
    40
    Described as a darkly comic horror movie, Cold Fish manages to defy the trade descriptions act on both fronts.
  5. Reviewed by: Jaime N. Christley
    Aug 1, 2011
    0
    A hybrid of the millionth send-up of the repressed/impotent Japanese patriarch and the "bad buddy comedy" that Barry Levinson held up as exhausted and bankrupt with 2004's "Envy."
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  1. Dec 28, 2013
    8
    Loved it! Everything was nearly epic until the very end of the movie which I think the director got wrong. There were some crazy, powerful,Loved it! Everything was nearly epic until the very end of the movie which I think the director got wrong. There were some crazy, powerful, shocking, and very memorable scenes. If you're into asian thrillers/gore, don't read no more, don't watch no trailer, and just go watch it. Expand

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