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Credited cast:
Shô Aikawa ...
Yoji Himuro
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Reiko Misugi
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Yoshihiko Hakamada ...
Genji
Nagare Hagiwara
Hisao Maki
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Kôki Okada
Johnny Okura
Hitoshi Ozawa
Atsuko Sakuraba
Yûta Sone ...
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Kimika Yoshino
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Miike's subversive deconstruction of the crime thriller
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Takashi Miike's crappy 'Waru: Unrated' is a headache, a very bad one. One may wonder how a movie that stars Ryo Ishibashi, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Satsuko Sakuraba and Nagare Hagiwara can be so bad. Then again, can anyone expect anything good from Miike's factory? Starting with the cast that got me interested to see this movie, none of them impress. Satsuko Sakuraba acts as if she's uninterested (why should she be otherwise?), Hitoshi Ozawa terribly overacts, Kimika Yoshino is annoying, Keiko Matsuzaka is the caricature bad trollop, Atsuko Sakuraba as the whiny angry Mrs. Sone, Hisao Maki is miscast and Ryo Ishibashi barely has footage. There's hardly much comedy and the few jokes and 'skits' were not funny but only worsened the headache.

Oh and in the end there's even a message: crazy people are better than the sane people of the American population (cringe). The script is truly abysmal, especially the English parts. Thankfully Ishibashi's baboon break-dance was in the end, so I didn't have to sit through that but Kimika Yoshino's outfit is one of the sleaziest item numbers in the Land of the Rising Sun. She's wearing a skirt so low that in one shot you can see her {censored} (ever heard of waxing?). This pretty much borders on pornography. I'm surprised this film goes unnoticed when people are quick to point fingers at Urmila for playing a prostitute in the Hindi film of 'ki Aag'. Now what about the director Takashi Miike? Well, did this film actually have a director? It looked like very bad improvisation by uninterested actors who were following a horrendously clichéd script. Don't be mislead by the cast. Avoid this one at all costs.


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