Boiling Point details
|Starring:||'Beat' Takeshi Kitano, Makoto Ashikawa, Masahiko Ono|
|Director:||'Beat' Takeshi Kitano|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Crime, Thriller - Crime, World Cinema - Japanese|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 May 2009|
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Simmering PointBy Dubya from Nottingham, England , 06 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I'm a big Beat Takeshi movie fan, but this isn't, imo, one of his strongest films. As you'd expect, there is sporadic but extreme violence and some quite disturbing characterisation. This is always well handled by Takeshi and always adds to the power of his vision.
However, the usual meandering of plot is even slower than usual and it does take a real effort to force yourself to stick with it. If you do, you will be left with a mixture of emotions and perhaps, if you're like me, a sense of disappointment that what should have been a great film is only a good one.
If you aren't familiar with Takeshi's work, start with Brother or Hana Bi. If you enjoyed those, you will probably find this worth a go, but don't expect quite the same power.
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I couldn't turn it offBy papatez (295 reviews) from folkestone , 20 Feb 2011for a film with absolutely nothing going for it, it was surprisingly difficult to turn off. Perhaps, deep inside me, there was a despearate conviction that something exciting was going to happen any moment now. In vain as it turned out.
boiling point,,By tivzao (1 review) from Brierley Hill , 23 Aug 2009'Beat' Takeshi's work has been recommended to me frequently over the last few months. Boiling Point was the first of his films that I purchased and I really wanted to enjoy it.
Takeshi's simplistic and static camera work was impressive. The mix of comedy and extreme violence was intriguing but slightly awkward.
Yet overall I was disappointed. Perhaps my expectations were too high however I found the films pace far too slow. This was due to a large amount of long silences and a few seemingly pointless, dull scenes. The narrative seemed confusing and by the time the 'explosive' ending was shown I had practically forgotten why Masaki (a terrible baseball player with no personality) wanted revenge over the Yakuza's.
I hope the next 'Beat' Takeshi film I view has the plot, pacing and acting talent that this unique take on film-making deserves.
Boiling pointBy Dude0203 (71 reviews) from Wirral , 15 Feb 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]A bit disjointed...but not bad.
"Boiling Point" should be burntBy a customer from Bristol , 27 Aug 2008After having seen Gohatto (Taboo) it was a great disappointment to watch 'Boiling Point'. It was violent and pointless ; a waste of our time. I would like anyone who thinks it might be worth seeing to know that they should forget it and request something else. The best place for this film is in the cess pit.
Bed timeBy sliver (48 reviews) from Birmingham , 06 Jul 2008I watch about 15 minutesa,then I decided I would have more fun reading a book in bed
A nothing film.