Cut (2011 film)

Cut is a 2011 Japanese drama film directed by Amir Naderi, starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takako Tokiwa.

Neil Young of The Hollywood Reporter described Cut as Amir Naderis violent homage to Japanese cinema. Dan Fainaru of Screen International felt that the film is certainly one of the most significant to come out this year in Venice, both in shape and content. Chris Cabin of Slant Magazine gave the filmout ofstars. He commented that Shuji might be the most convincingly pretentious and frustrated cinephile to ever be portrayed on film and Hidetoshi Nishijima is admirable in conveying Shujis caustic misanthropy without making him entirely unlikable. Meanwhile, Ben Umstead of Twitch Film criticized the film, noting that the films climax is so cinemaindulgent that it may perhaps only be tolerated by a cinephile that can knowingly take it in with a sense of humor and a great sense of empathy... and a lot in between.Mark Shilling of The Japan Times gave the film 3.5 out ofstars. He said As stills from some of Naderis 100 favorites flash on the screen amid the blows and blood, Cut becomes not only a paean to beloved films, but also a rallying cry against the forces of greed and cynicism. The ultra violence, however, threatens to drown out the message. ... Despite the many shoutouts to Japanese directors in Cut, from Akira Kurosawa to Takeshi Kitano, Naderi is not simply the latest foreigner trying to make a fake Japanese movie. Instead he has made a Naderi movie, using Japanese cinema as an inspiration, while referencing the local cultures traditional love of the selfsacrificial hero. ........

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