Takeshi Kitano revives the hero of Japanese action cinema. Zatoichi is faster than Zorro, Achilles, or Freddy Krueger. When he draws his blade, the movie turns into slasher heaven, but as storytelling it’s awful.
Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Takeshi Kitano, Yuuko Daike, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ookusu; Director: Takeshi Kitano; Author: Takeshi Kitano; Runtime (in minutes): 115; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Miramax
Posted August 6 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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