“A very entertaining narrative dealing with the birth of desire and exploring the importance of assuming a symbolic place from where one can desire and speak.”
“Ninagawa’s representation of the final years of Dazai’s life is an enjoyable experience.”
“Add the Kenshin-tension to the mix and you have a narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
As long as one doesn’t expect to find any deep psychological truths on the nature of the serial killer in the narrative or a deep character study of a murderer as such, [the narrative] proves to be as thrilling and satisfying as the original was.
“Miike might have saved ‘Ware No Tate’ from a complete disaster, his visual talent cannot hide the fundamental flaw of the narrative.”