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Unlucky Monkey (1998)
"Anrakkî monkî" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  18 July 1998 (Japan)
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Hiroshi Shimizu
Akira Yamamoto
Ikko Suzuki
Kimika Yoshino
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Tomorowo Taguchi
Yôji Tanaka
Susumu Terajima
Kanji Tsuda
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Disjointed Black-Comedy/Drama From Japan...
26 May 2006 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

Honestly...I don't know what the hell this film was about. It took me three sittings to get through it, and although it started off strong, it went in so many different directions, I couldn't really make heads or tails of it...

Some dude robs a bank (against his better judgement...) and ends up accidentally stabbing a chick in the process. From here on out, we follow this guy around, intertwining with other parallel tales of some Yakuza members, environmental actionists, and some other stuff...

I was really feelin' this one in the beginning as an off-beat, dark-comedy, but then it got slow and too serious, and then weird again

  • and reminds me of what I don't like about Japanese films - they're


oftentimes too quirky to get anything from. At times, UNLUCKY MONKEY is down-right funny, at other times stone-cold-sober. At about the half-way point, I just lost interest. Not a bad film per se...but I've gotten to the point that I'm getting pretty burned out from pretty much everything currently coming out of Japan at this point...6.5/10


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