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  • Summary: In Tokyo!, three of the world's greatest filmmakers come together for an omnibus triptych examining the nature of one unforgettable city as it's shaped by the disparate people who live, work (and even run amok!) inside one enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolisIn Tokyo!, three of the world's greatest filmmakers come together for an omnibus triptych examining the nature of one unforgettable city as it's shaped by the disparate people who live, work (and even run amok!) inside one enormous, constantly evolving, densely populated Japanese megalopolis - the ravishing and inimitable Tokyo. Triptych, rhapsody, psychogeography, omnibus, urban valentine, freak show, mindwalk and many other things, Tokyo! is a fantasy in three movements that will make you see one of the world's greatest cities - if not any city - in unpredictable new ways. (Liberation Entertainment) Collapse
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  1. 75
    The entries aren't equally strong, of course, but each comes from a sharp outsider's perspective, approaching Tokyo as a strange, mysterious organism that infects the populace.
  2. Reviewed by: Reyhan Harmanci
    75
    An experiment that rarely works this well.
  3. 75
    Carax, who hadn't made a movie since "Pola X" in 1999 comes off best.
  4. 67
    Falling somewhere between the horrors of Three … Extremes and the beauties of Eros, this triptych of short films set in and underscored by the titular megalopolis is a gorgeous, sprawling mess.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    If you've seen "Paris, je t'aime" or "New York Stories," you know the rate of return on these urban omnibuses is variable, and so it is here. Go in expecting minor pleasures and you'll be fine.
  6. 60
    This isn't an art house crowd pleaser along the lines of the 2006 "Paris, je t'aime," a freewheeling mixed bag of shorts made by the likes of Olivier Assayas, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuarón. Tokyo! demands more patience, patience that it sometimes doesn't deserve.
  7. The best, Shaking Tokyo, stars the versatile Teruyuki Kagawa.

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  1. JoeG
    Mar 30, 2009
    10
    Ingenious and visually appealing. 3 different tastes of film-making in a unique city=unforgettable movie experience. Just see it.
  2. TCC
    Apr 5, 2009
    6
    Interesting, although uncompelling. With the possible exception of Boon's, the films really do not have anything to do with Tokyo or Interesting, although uncompelling. With the possible exception of Boon's, the films really do not have anything to do with Tokyo or Japan in particular, as you could have dropped the stories and characters in any dense urban locale and come away with the same outcome. Expand

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