• Released
  • May 17, 2003
  • R , 2 hr 10 min
  • Comedy
    Horror
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Film Threat

Gozu is a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a cow's head. If you think that this last statement doesn't make any sense, just watch the...
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The film is less violent and bloody than much of the director's work, but the absurdity level is sky high. Takashi Miike is at the top of...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The latest and most creatively unhinged film from director Takashi Miike.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Although most definitely an acquired taste, the David Lynchian Gozu delivers the goods in dripping, gooey gobs.
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60

Empire

If "Ichi The Killer" stressed the extreme natureof Takashi Miike's cinematic sensibility, Gozu hammers it home… with a blood-spattered...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Miike's film is a cunning little comedy of manners gone mad. Even when you feel you have to turn away from the screen or lose your lunch,...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are some genuinely funny moments amid the gore, but who knew this famously edgy director would find bathroom humor to be such a...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Not until the last 20 minutes does Gozu come fully alive. A man has sex with a seductive beauty, who then gives birth to...well, let's just...
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The homoerotic twists and gender-shifting turns are fun, but they can't hide the fact that the film is little more than a tedious...
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0

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Stay far, far away.
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Rated R | For Aberrant Sexual Content, Violent Content and Language