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Bunraku (2011)

Bunraku

Overview


Genre

Action, Thriller

Release Date

September 30, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

118 min.

Production Budget

$25 millions

Studio

ARC Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Guy Moshe

Producer

Ram Bergman, Keith Calder, Nava Levin, Jessica Wu

Screenwriter

Guy Moshe

Starring

Story


A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) both arrive in a town that is terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola (Ron Perlman), the awesomely evil 'woodcutter' and his lady Alexandra (Demi Moore), a femme fatale with a secret past. This classic tale is re-vitalized and re-imagined in an entirely fresh visual context, set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy, a place where even the landscape can betray you. Heroes triumph here only because the force of their will transforms and transcends both space and time. The world of BUNRAKU is past and present, fantasy and reality, Samurai and Western all combined. Like 'Sin City' and '300', it gives classic conflict a whole new graphically supercharged dynamic. Resonating through a wide range of cultures and showcasing a mind-blowing array of martial arts disciplines, BUNRAKU is a fresh arena for breath-taking fight action.

Pictures (17 photos)


Josh Hartnett stars as The Drifter and Woody Harrelson stars as The Bartender in ARC Entertainment's Bunraku (2011)
A scene from ARC Entertainment's Bunraku (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..too much of a good thing..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..more than make up for what it lacks in substance. D.M..”
by Dave McGinn [Globe and Mail]
“..offers a modicum of wit and invention..”
by Andy Webster [New York Times]