Rakkyo Ide

Rakkyo Ide

Rakkyo Ide Quick Links

Film RSS

Kikujiro Review


Weak

Trying to prove he's more than just a purveyor of handsome, message-heavy violence, Japanese writer-director-actor "Beat" Takeshi Kitano ("Fireworks," "Sonatine") has opted to make a sentimental road movie about a surly ne'er-do-well who finds a little heart while helping a 9-year-old look for his absentee mother.

The film is "Kikujiro." The kid is Masao (Yusuke Sekiguchi), a timid boy who was abandoned as a baby and has lived his whole life with his grandmother. The plot gets its start when Masao, bored with his summer break from school, decides to strike out on his own looking for the mother he's never met, and a neighbor's irresponsible oaf of a husband is reluctantly sent along as his guardian.

Kikujiro (Kitano) is a lousy choice for the job since he's uncouth, uninterested, self-centered, a habitual gambler and a cheat who soon sees them broke and sleeping in bus stops because he's blown their traveling money at the races. He makes young Masao pick the winners, then berates the kid when they lose. Somehow the scene plays funny, but it doesn't change the fact that Kikujiro is a jerk.

Continue reading: Kikujiro Review

Rakkyo Ide

Rakkyo Ide Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Beastie Boys Early Member John Berry Dies Aged 52

Beastie Boys Early Member John Berry Dies Aged 52

The guitarist came up with the band name in 1982.

Kesha's Billboards Performance Is Back On, Following Dr. Luke's Approval

Kesha's Billboards Performance Is Back On, Following Dr. Luke's Approval

Kesha’s performance at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards are back on, following...

50 Cent Parodies 'MTV Cribs' In New Hostelworld Ad

50 Cent Parodies 'MTV Cribs' In New Hostelworld Ad

Controversial rapper 50 Cent has made headlines for a positive reason, fronting an advertising...

Celebrities Including Benedict Cumberbatch And Keira Knightley Sign Pro-E.U. Letter

Celebrities Including Benedict Cumberbatch And Keira Knightley Sign Pro-E.U. Letter

Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law and Keira Knightley are among nearly 300 celebrities...

Advertisement
Adele Named Songwriter Of The Year At The Ivor Novello Awards

Adele Named Songwriter Of The Year At The Ivor Novello Awards

Adele has been named as Songwriter of the Year at the 2016 Ivor Novello Awards...

Justice League, Green Lantern, Suicide Squad: Ten Upcoming DC Comics Movies

Justice League, Green Lantern, Suicide Squad: Ten Upcoming DC Comics Movies

There's a lot to get through, and that's certainly not the end.

Advertisement

Rakkyo Ide Movies

Kikujiro Movie Review

Kikujiro Movie Review

Trying to prove he's more than just a purveyor of handsome, message-heavy violence, Japanese writer-director-actor...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.