Film Reviews, Short Review

極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU [Gozu]

3/4

You know that meme photo of Jackie Chan going ‘wtf?!!!’ That was more or less my entire reaction throughout all of Gozu. And lo and behold, I enjoyed the hell out of it. It’s no masterpiece, unlike Takashi Miike’s earlier film Audition, but it is a rather hilariously weird surrealist black comedy. A comparison to a Japanese Twin Peaks would perhaps be apt. Occasionally, Gozu does feel a bit like surrealism for surrealism’s sake, but it does come around in the end. Many memorable moments here, and one of Takashi Miike’s more coherent works.

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