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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
- 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).
Fresh: Genuinely fascinating and bizarre.
Fresh: More of an instant hit than a slow-release of pleasure. But well worth it.
Fresh: Handsome; mad; haunting.