• Released
  • May 6, 2011
  • (Limited 5/6)
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • Drama
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Caterpillar Synopsis
A Japanese villager must fulfill her duty to her husband, who returned from war a quadruple amputee.
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
If it plays in any theaters beyond New York and Los Angeles, that'll probably come as a surprise to its distributor (the estimable Lorber...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Before its spell unravels with overdone theatricality and on-the-nose flashbacks, Caterpillar succeeds as a kind of representational horror...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The Japanese anti-war drama Caterpillar is difficult to watch. But it's directed, acted and photographed well, and it's worth seeing even...
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70

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It's cinema that risks blunt silliness to achieve emotional and experiential seriousness.
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70

The New York Times

By Mike Hale
Shinobu Terajima, a major figure in Japan who won the best actress award at the 2010 Berlin film festival for Caterpillar, is effective as...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Based on a banned short story from the 1920s, Caterpillar might be read as a reaction to hawkish nationalism, but it's more a cry for the...
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

Essentially a sexually charged two-hander with blunt allegorical implications, Kôji Wakamatsu's one-note follow-up to United Red Army is a...
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