MOTW: Bunraku

Today’s Fave Film of the Day (FFOTD MOTW) is the insanely underrated visual masterpiece Bunraku (2011).

It takes balls of steel to make a movie like this. I don’t know about the history of this production but I can imagine it was difficult to get financed. The fact that it was even made is a true credit to the industry that we so often complain about.

Every image pops off the screen with colors and style reminiscent of Dick Tracy (1990). Worth watching for Art Direction alone!

My only complaint is that, as much as I love Ron Perlman in movies like Outlander and Hellboy, he was extremely dull in this. Best watched “high” (meaning in a good mood, not necessarily high on drugs).

4 of 5 stars

We rated these similar movies:

  • Dick Tracy (1990) 5 stars
  • Immortals (2011) 4 stars
  • 47 Ronin (2013) 4.5 stars