Sukiyaki Western Django 2007

Critics score:
56 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Mark Rahner, Seattle Times: As much of a hoot as the movie is, it feels like just an exercise well before it ends. Read more

Sam Adams, AV Club: [A] superheated stir-fry. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: Cult director Takashi Miike's English-language Sukiyaki Western Django has style to burn but self-destructs like a wildfire as it attempts to spoof spaghetti westerns -- a passe endeavor -- and Sergio Corbucci's Django in particular. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: The lurid sets and savage and startling action will undoubtedly have cult appeal as the conventions of physics, history and genre are all ignored in this overblown fever dream. Read more

Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly: The flick's a lot of sound and fury and dynamite that signifies nothing while paying tribute to everything Read more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday: For all the visual originality, Sukiyaki seems framed by quotes, a long string of self-conscious references to other films, notably the 1966 Italian Western Django. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: A lightweight goof that feels a little dashed-off, the latest from cult director Takashi Miike won't earn him any new fans, but might entertain the many he's already got. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Sukiyaki Western Django is a blood-drenched, dynamite, often hilarious and uniquely weird big-screen entertainment. Read more

Grady Hendrix, Slate: While the presence of Quentin Tarantino in the cast invokes comparisons to Kill Bill, Miike's movie is far more self-assured. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: Sukiyaki Western Django is Takashi Miike's frantic swirl of a spaghetti western, marrying eastern and western elements in what could be taken as either homage or parody -- or both. Read more

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Derek Elley, Variety: Basic joke wears off after five minutes, and many bystanders will start to head out of town. Read more

Jim Ridley, Village Voice: The widescreen framing and saturated color make this one of Miike's most visually impressive features. Read more