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Big Man Japan (Dai-Nipponjin)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and crude humor.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/15/2009 , 113min.
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Viewer score based on 6 ratings
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Critic score based on 13 reviews

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Village Voice
I hurt myself laughing at this amazingly inventive mockumentary, and because it's so good, I refuse to give away much more than an insistent recommendation. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Matsumoto isn't the first Japanese director to go all meta on the superhero tradition (consider also Takashi Miike's 2004 "Zebraman"), but this work of improbable lunacy may well max out the genre. Full Review
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
But the film written, directed and starring stand-up comic Hitoshi Matsumoto has, like most superheroes, a tragic flaw: It isn't funny. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
When a movie is this strange, it's gotta count for something. Full Review
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
The effects are reasonably well-created, though hardly transparent. The last 15 minutes of the film spins out into unimaginable realms. Fans of this kind of stuff will leave smitten; those accompanying them to the theatre will have a pretty good time too. Full Review

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