• Released
  • December 10, 2004
  • R , 1 hr 17 min
  • Horror
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Dolls Synopsis
Rain-soaked travelers seek refuge in a country cottage owned by an elderly pair of dollmakers.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As an exception to the norm, Kitano doesn't appear this time, confining himself merely to writing, directing, and editing.
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80

Film Threat

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The cinematography is stunning, particularly where Matsumoto and Sawoko walk through the four seasons of life.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Colorful and sweeping.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Dolls is an art film, and a languid, inexplicably haunting one at that.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Lush and poetic, Dolls proves once again that Kitano is one of the world's most original filmmakers.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Dolls isn't a film for everybody, especially the impatient, but Kitano does succeed, I think, in drawing us into his tempo and his world,...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A work both rigorously stylized and deeply personal. Devotees of Kitano and Japanese cinema will admire Dolls.
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63

New York Daily News

By Robert Dominguez
Rife with beautiful imagery and loads of symbolism, though none of the stories is particularly compelling on its own.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Whether this measured exercise in romantic melancholy moves you to tears or bores you to them is probably a matter of personal...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By
Dolls soon becomes overloaded with symbolism, and consequently suffocates the audience.
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