Audition Synopsis
A deceptive widower (Ryo Ishibashi) meets a deadly woman (Eihi Shiina).
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The images here are graphic and disturbing. But Miike somehow manages to stop just short of disgusting.
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The faint of heart might want to leave early. If you elect to stay, remember: You were warned.
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88

Chicago Tribune

Creates an atmosphere of frenzy that is both powerful and unforgettable, providing neither solace nor comfort.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Brazen shocker is never less than compelling -- even when you feel compelled to shut your eyes.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This movie can be recommended only to dyed-in-the-wool fans of the genre. Anyone who goes into one of Miike's films must be prepared to be...
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70

Film Threat

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One of the most shocking Japanese horror films ever. It needs to be seen to be believed, but those with queasy stomachs would do well to...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Somewhere beyond the extremes of "Fatal Attraction" and "In The Company of Men" festers this elegantly composed, outrageously violent...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The most startling aspect of this slow-building horror movie is how unexpectedly it morphs from a quietly romantic suspense yarn to a...
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50

Boston Globe

A long crawl from inception to climax.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Possibly the sourest revenge movie ever, Audition starts off as a sweet, low-key romance, then abruptly turns into a grisly, sadistic...
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Audacious AUDITION

By lugubriousthespian
Japanese macabre meister Takashi Miike takes the viewer on an excrutiatingly horrific thrill ride through the dark recesses of the mind in his film AUDITION which stars Ryo Ishibashi as love-lorn...

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Rated R | For Sexuality, Violence and Torture
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Gruesome revenge fantasy isn't for kids.
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