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Noriko's Dinner Table Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    51

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    There's not nearly enough blood to keep fans of "Suicide Club," or the rest of us, happy.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Although told through a cascade of flashes forward and back, the puzzle doesn't quite form a complete picture by the end, which may leave genre fans frustrated but the arthouse crowd intrigued.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    This 159-minute feature doesn't quite cohere. Mr. Sono's direction is haphazard; he oversells the first half's whimsical touches and the second half's spiral-of-doom emoting. Still, the movie is worth seeing, if only to experience a small story with impossibly grand ambitions.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A tantalizing mystery tale, an acute social commentary on the world of the Internet and cult mentality -- and an outrageous dark comedy. It's not a film for the impatient but rather for those who enjoy challenging, high-risk artistic ventures.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Through a barrage of fragmented images of lurid events, escalating hysteria and sheer madness, Sono holds up a cracked mirror to modern life, inspiring the viewer to think with unexpected seriousness about what it means to be a human being.

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