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Branded to Kill

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Seijun Suzuki

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About the Movie

When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded to Kill tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme—the flabbergasting pinnacle of his sixties pop-art aesthetic.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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  • Reviews Counted: 22
  • Fresh: 22
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 8.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Reputedly one of Seijun Suzuki's finest works and unquestionably very stylish in its 'Scope framings (Jim Jarmusch copied a few shots from it in his Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai). – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Genuinely fascinating and bizarre. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Jul 24, 2014

Fresh: More of an instant hit than a slow-release of pleasure. But well worth it. – David Jenkins, Little White Lies, Jul 24, 2014

Fresh: Handsome; mad; haunting. – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, Jul 24, 2014

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1967

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