Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. The movie is visually impressive, but Ishii's virtuoso style can't overcome the flatness of the comic-book story he's telling.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Exceptionally satisfying and enormously entertaining.
  3. 30
    The emotional impact of Shark Skin Man is negligible.
  4. Its crazy non sequiturs and anything-goes performances do lend it a certain cult appeal.
  5. 50
    The non-linear plot makes for confusion and, except for the inspired final shootout, the action sequences are mediocre.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go.

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