Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings
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.… Full Review »
May 20, 2012Bland. 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 »