Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

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User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 11, 2014
    " Ichi The Killer" is a real pulp made ​​in Japan , which took , however, the element of violence and has an extreme beyond belief . The film , in fact, not only shows rapes and gruesome scenes of sadism , but also of extreme masochism. These scenes are a real film heritage , both for their originality in the field of horror , but especially for the skill with which they are filmed.
    Excellent editing, deliberately confusing and perfectly collimated to fresh and grotesque screenplay , and directed by Miike , which shows no particular technical virtuosity but really elegant .
    As for the actors, while Nao Omori ( Ichi ) and Tadanobu Asano ( Kakihara ) interpreters are really excellent, the rest of the cast is not quite up .
    Obviously, " Ichi The Killer" is not a film for all tastes , given its content highly controversial , so I strongly advise watching the impressionable . However, those who are fans of the genre should not miss this gem.
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  2. May 20, 2012
    Bland. Boring. The manga is perverse and extreme, which is not necessarily a "good" thing. I find Miike's general style is interesting because it doesn't adhere to certain cinematic rules, but his narrative doesn't captivate or hold gravitas. It doesn't feel like an aesthetic or anti-aesthetic, but rides right down the middle like a dull Goldilocks. Only his use of extreme violence and taboo themes make the fanboys feel like they're counter culture. In two words, over rated. But he's certainly grown as a film maker to some degree over the years. His use of color is also fascinating. Love hate. Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2011
    In a world full of not good films, there exists a few films that are very good. This is one of those films. This is creativity for the sake of creativity. This is a celebration of hedonism and chaos. Full Review »