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"I heard this is a masterpiece..." Speaking for myself, to call this film anything less should be a crime.
Wow - even in some of my all time favorite movies I am able to say "well I think it would have been better if this or that had been a bit different..." but not with "Canary." Not only is it a technically solid effort with an equally bedrock cast, the story's treatment of how Japan is dealing with fallout from the late 90's proliferation of 'New Religion' and the Aum Shinrikyo attacks specifically is second to none! Fascinating, gripping, emotional and a delight to watch unfold, "Canary" may well herald the dawn of a new gold standard in Japanese dramatic film.
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