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Bunraku

Bunraku

2010 | Guy Moshe

The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for.

Average rating   9 out of 10

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Josh Hartnett     Gackt     Woody Harrelson     Ron Perlman     Kevin McKidd     Demi Moore     Shun Sugata     Emily Kaiho     Jordi Mollà     Mike Patton     Shahar Sorek     Fernando Chien     Yoshio Iizuka     Kofi Yiadom     Aaron Toney
Action     Drama     Thriller
(4.87) Skin Trade     (4.21) Only God Forgives     (3.66) The Warrior's Way     (3.61) Drive     (3.58) Death Sentence
Bartender     Escape From Prison     Fist Fight     Martial Art     Murder     Pop Up Book     Revenge


Niels Risgaard Hansen     2014-02-06 9 out of 10

Fast hands and a little kung fu will get you a long way.

Despite being a big fan of Woody Harrelson, I had never heard of this movie before my current streaming service suggested it, and what a treat it was!

The plot is classic in a way that it could have been from an old western movie or maybe from an old japanese samurai movie. And in a way it is actually both! It has a lot of classic features and qualities but also a new high paced and fresh feeling to it. Well done. Also a cool take on the “no guns”-policy by the way.

As mentioned I am a big fan of Woody Harrelson, and despite not playing as crazy as he sometime does, he does deliver a classic good performance here.
I am also becoming more and more of a fan of Josh Hartnett. The last couple of film I have seen him is he has done a good job and this movie is no exception.
The actor called Gackt does an acceptable job here, but his makeup makes him look a bit like a girl. I do not know if this was intentional, but it got me confused a few times.


Ron Perlman is his own classic self. One art ugly, one part scary and to parts brilliant.

The thing that sets this movie apart from others is the visual style. I was really amazed! It really does look like it is  part of an origami setting combined with a pop-up book. It is carried out to the fullest.

In general the music is very well fitted to the mood of the movie. My favorite part is when the two heroes are fighting their way through the killers and Number 2 is tapping a beat with his sword-cane. That beat is still stuck in my head a few days later.

Watch this if you like westerns and/or samurai movies. Watch it if you like visually impressive movies. Watch it  if you like Harrelson, Hartnett or Perlman.







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