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  • Summary: Shinichi is an unfortunate family-man who tries to escape his unhappy life by dressing up as his favorite TV super hero, Zebraman, and going out on dangerous mission. One night, he runs into a man dressed as a Crab. After the two fight, Shinichi realizes that the world is in terribleShinichi is an unfortunate family-man who tries to escape his unhappy life by dressing up as his favorite TV super hero, Zebraman, and going out on dangerous mission. One night, he runs into a man dressed as a Crab. After the two fight, Shinichi realizes that the world is in terrible danger and only he can save it. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    75
    It's goofy as hell but devilishly smart about it, which is why it's such great fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    70
    The creator of such wicked bloodbaths as "Audition" and "Ichi the Killer" had it in him to craft a nearly family-friendly flick. No doubt, this kitschy CGI-action spoof is still deliciously insane.
  3. A family-friendly fantasy that finds the director working in an uncharacteristically gentle mood.
  4. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    70
    The special effects are quality fun, the humor only a little Japanese, and the story boasts the offbeat genre twists Miike lovers clamber for.
  5. Driven less by civic duty than by the need to escape his dreary life, Zebraman is a tragic, touching figure too often obscured by Kankurou Kudo’s hyperactive screenplay and a special-effects team drunk on alien slime.
  6. 50
    It pains me to report that his Zebraman is a disappointment.
  7. 50
    Goofy, raunchy and very Japanese, Miike's film will probably play best to fanboys who love "Power Rangers" and "Ultraman" -- and there are plenty of them to go around.

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  1. ChristopherR.
    Sep 22, 2007
    8
    This movie is goofy, wonderful and unpredictable. I enjoyed it hugely.