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Ichi the Killer (2001) Horror Movie Review

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Ichi the Killer (2001)

When a yakuza boss is murdered and his money is stolen, both truth and revenge are brutally sought. Leading the charge is Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), the bleach-blonde pain junky whose interrogation methods are fetishistically sadistic. As the layers of the sordid tale are peeled back, it appears that someone is trying to turn rival gangs against each other. The centerpiece of this strategy is Ichi the Killer (Nao Omori), a mysterious and completely unhinged master of slaughter. When the final showdown comes, it’s a psychologically cataclysmic event. This one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, stomach-churning, live-action cartoon from Takashi Miike (VISITOR Q, IZO) remains an extreme and influential modern classic.


As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

About Ichi the Killer (2001)

Title: Ichi the Killer
Year: 2001
Starring: Jun Kunimura, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Yuki Kazamatsuri, Sakichi Satô, Shun Sugata, Susumu Terajima, Moro Morooka, Hôka Kinoshita, Nao Ômori, SABU, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tadanobu Asano, Mai Goto, Rio Aoki, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Setchin Kawaya, Paulyn Sun, Kaori Sugawara, Toru Tezuka, Hideo Sako, Yoshiki Arizono, Mako Takeda, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Masataka Haji, Satoshi Niizuma, Suzuki Matsuo
Runtime: 129 minutes
Director: Takashi Miike
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users. Reviews: 6.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime
MPAA Rating: R

Ichi the Killer Cover Poster Art

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