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Violent Cop back to product details

Can nihilism refresh?
written by liversounds January 23, 2006 - 2:30 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
The synopsis above (written by Jonathan Crow) makes this movie seem stereotypically violent (imagine describing Taxi Driver as 'guy has little luck in love; ends up rescuing prostitute'.) This movie is not "two-fisted" nor is it a "crime thriller": the script (Hisashi Nozawa, screenplay) is intriguing and complex beyond basic descriptors, and when combined with vulnerable acting and patient directing, Violent Cop deeply and simply conveys bleakness...

Yes, Kitano shines where the violence is raw and unexpected, but in this movie the characters, the violence, even the plot are all just color: this movie makes you FEEL and lose hope... e.g., what do you FEEL when you see a random bystander accidentally shot in the head?


(Average 7.23)
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