Bunraku Synopsis
A swordsman and a fist-fighter slug their way through a reclusive leader's army of thugs.
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Village Voice

Insular and indulgent as it is, though, the movie is never less than a visual treat.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Moshe, who wrote and directed, creates a boldly Expressionistic alternate reality to background this heavy-on-the-action story, but...
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40

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Bunraku aspires to be "Kill Bill: Vol 3"; it's more like an ornate pitch for a "Dick Tracy" reboot.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If Bunraku were serious about subverting or reinventing the genres it's cobbled together, Moore would play the gunslinger or the samurai or...
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30

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
It's a picture that's akin to a terrarium of plastic flowers -- gaudily decorative, but airless and lifeless.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
No image or moment is grounded – every shot is augmented with restless animation, smart-ass narration or video game sounds. The...
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30

The New York Times

Everything feels secondhand in Guy Moshe's Bunraku, a potpourri of genres that ends up a morass of clichés.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It should surprise no one that visually quirky, graphic-novelish, pulp-noir action flicks rarely come through the sausage machine intact.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Writer-director Guy Moshe's crime saga is a work of second-generation derivation, weaving together scraps from homages to Westerns, film...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Extremely cool-looking in the manner of "Sin City,'' but clumsily staged, slackly acted and mind-numbingly dull, Israeli director Guy...
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Bunraku review

By txmskitty44
PHENOMENAL MOVIE, EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, AND EVERYONE IN IT!!! BRAVO!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! I AM NEAR IMPOSSIBLE 2 MAKE LAUGH, BUT I ROFLAO'ed ALL THROUGH THIS MOVIE!! YET I SHED A TEAR FOR THE...

Bunraku review

By Blowhard
If you want to see the same thing, do not go to this movie. It's creative, different and requires that the audience have an imagination as well. Enjoy! It's a movie. It's made up....

By taximom00sga
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Bunraku is the bomb diggity

By thejeffersonlee
Just let go, and realize that this movie is being shot as if it were a slightly more sophisticated stage play. The sets are not realistic, but effective nonetheless. Whatever the critics say, it is...

bunraku

By justin o
Unique and entertaining, with a blend of violence and rhythm. The casting of characters was amazing. The directors Vision is one to been admired and applauded. Finally great to see a film that's...

better than you'd expect

By hotarubi
I went into this movie expecting nothing more than a typical Kung-Fu movie in which I was sure I would have an extreme case of second-hand embarrassment (particularly in the case of Gackt-- the sole...

By jomei
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Rated R | For Bloody violence and language