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Based on 11 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It should surprise no one that visually quirky, graphic-novelish, pulp-noir action flicks rarely come through the sausage machine intact. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Moshe, who wrote and directed, creates a boldly Expressionistic alternate reality to background this heavy-on-the-action story, but neglects narrative and character beyond the most basic strokes. show more

  • 38
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    If Bunraku were serious about subverting or reinventing the genres it's cobbled together, Moore would play the gunslinger or the samurai or the crime boss. But no. All she gets are a couple of scenes that demonstrate that she still looks great soaking wet. show more

  • 12
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Writer-director Guy Moshe's crime saga is a work of second-generation derivation, weaving together scraps from homages to Westerns, film noir, samurai films, gangster pics, and class-warfare dramas. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Extremely cool-looking in the manner of "Sin City,'' but clumsily staged, slackly acted and mind-numbingly dull, Israeli director Guy Moshe's English-language fantasy is set in a future when guns, and apparently coherent conversations, have been outlawed. show more

  • 40
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    Bunraku aspires to be "Kill Bill: Vol 3"; it's more like an ornate pitch for a "Dick Tracy" reboot. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Insular and indulgent as it is, though, the movie is never less than a visual treat. show more

  • 30
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    No image or moment is grounded – every shot is augmented with restless animation, smart-ass narration or video game sounds. The artificiality of it all is smothering. show more

  • 30
    The New York Times

    Everything feels secondhand in Guy Moshe's Bunraku, a potpourri of genres that ends up a morass of clichés. show more

  • 30
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    It's a picture that's akin to a terrarium of plastic flowers -- gaudily decorative, but airless and lifeless. show more

  • February 17, 2012 aw00000000112866
    Report This User

    Feels like George Clooney should be in this movie as Batman with nipples.

  • September 30, 2011 Dr. E L Harris
    Report This User

    All Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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