• Released
  • April 16, 2003
  • R
  • Action/Adventure
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Exceptionally satisfying and enormously entertaining.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is visually impressive, but Ishii's virtuoso style can't overcome the flatness of the comic-book story he's telling.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The non-linear plot makes for confusion and, except for the inspired final shootout, the action sequences are mediocre.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Its crazy non sequiturs and anything-goes performances do lend it a certain cult appeal.
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Village Voice

By Ed Park
Falls into the clotheshorse cliché: all dressed up and no place to go.
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The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
The emotional impact of Shark Skin Man is negligible.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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