“Kensuke Sonomura’s entertaining action-noir narrative does convince us of the fact that he, if given a bigger budget and better technical equipment, could make cinematographical products far more entertaining and far more gripping.”
“Not only the most important movie made by Obayashi but also the most important Japanese movie of the last decade.”
“A pure unadulterated mix of quirky comedy and crazy swashbuckling action”.
“A very amusing action-narrative (that) offers really exciting action-sequences and some great world-building. “
“Kan Eguchi succeeds in composing an action-narrative that, by hitting all the necessary beats, ensures the spectator’s enjoyment.”