Kamikaze Taxi

Kamikaze Taxi

1995
Drama
Crime
2h 49m
A young foot soldier in the yakuza seeks revenge when his prostitute girlfriend dies after a session with a high-ranking Japanese politician with a taste for torture. He sets out on a 'kamikaze' mission to kill his bosses and the politician; along the way, he acquires the aid of a taxi driver who has recently returned to Japan after living in South America for several decades and is struggling to cope with poverty and the prejudices of native-born Japanese. (imdb)
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Kamikaze Taxi

1995
Drama
Crime
2h 49m
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Rated 30 Apr 2012
100
99th
Astoundingly ambitious, veering seamlessly between documentary, comedy, road movie, action/gangster film, with hints of political drama, even throwing in a bit of magic. Beautifully and creatively shot, with an original and atmospheric soundtrack. Should be a major cult classic at the least, but I don't think there's even been a DVD release outside of Japan.
Rated 20 Mar 2016
61
56th
Way too long and way too much screaming. Decent enough Yakuza/action/crime character study that could've used some editing. The version I watched ran a whopping 169 minutes, And I have to say that over half of it was interesting but then again that means I was also bored and/or frustrated with it for approximately an hour of it's running time.
Rated 04 Apr 2024
43
44th
Rated 30 May 2015
89
89th
Very strong throughout, but the best part comes first and the whole Japanese-from-Peru angle isn't that compelling. It's a little exhausting listening to the immigrant's slow broken Japanese. But the film is still great and a lot of the magic comes from how shockingly unafraid the characters are of death.

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