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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 terrible danger and only he can save it. Collapse
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  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: 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.
  3. A family-friendly fantasy that finds the director working in an uncharacteristically gentle mood.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    It pains me to report that his Zebraman is a disappointment.

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