MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,407 this week

Crows Zero (2007)
"Kurôzu zero" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 4,936 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 30 critic

A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director:

Writers:

(comic), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Crows Episode 0
| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 28 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 17 Sep 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 21 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Crows Zero" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crows Zero (2007)

Crows Zero (2007) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crows Zero.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Like a Dragon (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It's a very hot night in a fictitious version of Tokyo. Based on the game "Yakuza" the story follows various loosely connected threads. Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma (Kitamura Kazuki... See full synopsis »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Gorô Kishitani, Shô Aikawa
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Raita, a Japanese businessman, just moved into an apartment building where his next-door neighbor is another guy named Raita. But as a private detective, what that other Raita does couldn't... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kai Atô, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Pâko Hayashiya
Yatterman (2009)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Sakurai, Sadao Abe, Kyoko Fukada
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Shôta Sometani, Howard Harris
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Emi Takei, Takumi Saitô
Crows Zero II (2009)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In addition to churning out crowd-pleasers like Crows Zero, Like a Dragon, and Sukiyaki Western Django, maverick director Miike Takashi also found time to return to theater in 2007. ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Sadao Abe, Shô Aikawa, Saki Asami
God's Puzzle (2008)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A set of twins -- one a hard-working student and the other a drifter -- team up with a dropout to unlock the secrets of the universe and to build one of their own.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Mitsuki Tanimura, Ken'ichi Endô
Waru (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ryo Ishibashi
Sun Scarred (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Katayama (Aikawa Sho) is on the way home to his wife and little daughter when he stumbles on a gang of punks beating up an innocent man. Katamaya decides to help the stranger and ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Aiko Satô, Ken'ichi Endô
Ninja Kids!!! (2011)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shidô Nakamura, Susumu Terajima, Naoto Takenaka
Zebraman (2004)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shun Oguri ...
Kyôsuke Yabe ...
Meisa Kuroki ...
Luca Aizawa
...
Tamao Serizawa
Sansei Shiomi ...
Yoshinobu Kuroiwa
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Joji Yazaki
Gorô Kishitani ...
Hideo Takitani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shunsuke Daitô ...
Hiromi Kirishima
Kaname Endô ...
Yuji Tokaji
Erina ...
Motoki Fukami ...
Megumi Hayashida
Hisato Izaki ...
Go Mikami
Yûsuke Izaki ...
Manabu Mikami
Yûsuke Kamiji ...
Shoji Tsutsumoto
Kenta Kiritani ...
Tokio Tatsukawa
Edit

Storyline

The Suzuran Senior High School for Boys, nicknamed "The School of Crows", is the poorest achieving, most violent school in the country. The students are called "crows" and they band together in factions, battling each other for influence and power. But they all share a common goal, one that has never been reached in the school's history: unification. No one faction has ever reigned supreme. Genji Takiya, a transfer student who attempts to take over Suzuran Boys High School and is mentored by old boy yakuza Katagiri as he faces off against rival Serizawa. Written by Anon

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's no such thing as a fair fight.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Crows Zero  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In most fight scenes having Ogura shun, has the actors in the same scene as him getting punched See more »

Connections

Followed by Crows Explode (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not just another high school violence movie
20 April 2008 | by (Tokyo / Toronto) – See all my reviews

Personally, I'm not a Miike Takashi fan, and I usually dislike these "Furyou" (deliquent high schooler) genre films, but it was surprisingly enjoyable film even for me.

The plot is quite typical of high school movies. Genji (Oguri Shun), a son of yakuza boss must achieve an unprecedented unification of notorious Suzuran High School (AKA: Crow's High School) in order to take over his father's position. Genji soon finds the strongest guy in the school: Serizawa (Yamada Takayuki), who was also set to conquer all other classes. Genji challenges Serizawa to a duel, but of course, being a newcomer that he is, wasn't taken seriously at first. Genji then seeks help and builds up his own army while defeating other minor 'bosses', and eventually a showdown with Serizawa in his journey to the top of Suzuran High.

The story for this film is extremely well-designed, with excellent flow from beginning to the very end. What I especially liked about this movie is that it was more than just random violence by bunch of kids trying to look badass. Although it IS action packed, the main theme of this film is school politics and friendship. Oguri Shun's character developed very well, from a clueless kid to a leader backed by many trustworthy friends.

Cinematography for this film was extremely well-done, from school to the streets, you can tell the production crew paid attention to the tiniest detail in every single scene. Action was also very well-directed for an exciting 2 hours. I thought it was even more visually pleasing than Miike's "Ryuu ga Gotoku".

Casting for this film is absolutely incredible. I recognized so many faces, many who established themselves in yakuza or delinquent roles, but the most pleasant surprise was Yamada Takayuki, who had his share of dark roles in the past, but never a violent one such as this, and possibly the first as a villain. I've never thought him as a wild type, but he was so cool as a villain and gave his character really big presence in this film. I'm still not convinced with Oguri Shun's acting or his role as a violent punk student, but he seemed to be less out of place as he was in "Hana Yori Dango" dorama series. All the other cast did what they do best, and a very high level of acting overall.

Although I haven't read the manga series, this prequel was very easy to follow. It's impossible to take away the cheesiness associated with manga-adaptation or high school violence, but it was an extremely well-directed action movie with a meaningful message.


21 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite character? 045
More movies like this? WarriorNerd
US release burroestrella
Miike's testament to the... Killingforcompany
Rindaman?? magikvmc
First poster deljhp-1
Discuss Crows Zero (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?