- Summary: An homage to Akira Kurosawa's debut film, the inspirational judo saga "Sanshiro Sugata," Throwdown is equal parts rousing sports film, tragedy, gangster thriller, buddy movie, love story, and urban rhapsody. (Anthology Film Archives)
- Director: Johnnie To
- Genre(s): Drama
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The comedy is somewhat doused by posture and repetition, and the characters' whimsical behavior is endearing and irritating in turn. Which still makes it the absolute best neo-samurai judo farce in town.
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