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A.k.a.
Violent Cop
Year
1989
Runtime
103 min.
Director
Takeshi Kitano
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
7,034
Checks
991
Favs
61
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
6.2% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    Takeshi Kitano's directorial debut is stunning. Brutal and shot with great finesse and clarity, this movie displays an abundence of raw energy and an ability to surprise throughout. Not to be missed by fans of action cinema. 6 years 6 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    "Beat" Takeshi Kitano directs and stars in Violent Cop, a 1989 Japanese film, which you could describe as Dirty Harry without the charisma. Violent Cop, like more than one late 80s-early 90s Japanese film I've seen, is raw and almost documentary-like. The director manages a jaded brutality and a stylessness that nonetheless doesn't forget to create memorable shots and lots of tension. Low production values somehow translate into a world that seems strange to my Western eyes, more than Japan usually does. Another plus: The music sounds like Sherlock's. 3 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #178 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
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  2. This movie ranks #204 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  3. This movie ranks #837 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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