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Metascore®Mixed or average reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Completely over-the-top yakuza actioner -- featuring nonstop mayhem, gore, torture and S&M -- duly reflects its comic book origins in both style and barely coherent narrative frenzy.
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The direction occasionally rises to the level of marginal competence, but for most of the film it is hard to tell who is chasing who or why.
Any serious message has been sacrificed on the altar of excess, making us realize why the stylish story probably worked better as a graphic comic book than as a film.
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