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Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Everything feels secondhand in Guy Moshe's Bunraku, a potpourri of genres that ends up a morass of clichés.
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It's a picture that's akin to a terrarium of plastic flowers -- gaudily decorative, but airless and lifeless.
No image or moment is grounded – every shot is augmented with restless animation, smart-ass narration or video game sounds. The artificiality of it all is smothering.
Moshe, who wrote and directed, creates a boldly Expressionistic alternate reality to background this heavy-on-the-action story, but neglects narrative and character beyond the most basic strokes.
Insular and indulgent as it is, though, the movie is never less than a visual treat.
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