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  • Dec 7, 2013 1 of 0 episodes seen
    MariaBelen
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  10
    I can sum up Helter Skelter by saying it's a movie about human misery. About the fake values society tries to impose on us through the media, consumerism, and the dark and hypocrital side of the beauty standarts settings.

    The classical music mixed with the dramatic artistic elements are the keys that make the story, which itself can seem quite common, plain unique.

    Erika Sawajiri's acting is truly marvellous. Her character is pretty complex, feeling a roller coaster of emotions the whole time, but she really can express them well and clearly through the entire story.

    If i liked it so much, why did i rate it 9 instead of 10? Because the prosecutor role wasn't appealing to me and, even if i really liked the
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  • Jun 3, 2013 1 of 0 episodes seen
    SayItAintSoJoe
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  10
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    • Rewatch Value  9
    This is a film about the exposition of vanity and the price people pay for fame, and this theme carries the story through all of it's tragic intensities. No, this isn't your run of the mill cutsie story, but it is a mature, edgy, dark piece of art. I love how visually spectacular every scene is. You can tell they put a ton of effort into every set. I can't get over how aesthetically pleasing the film is. And Erika's acting was exceptional! Most of us know how amazing she was in 1 Liter of Tears, and she is no less amazing here even though the roles are worlds apart. In 1 Liter of Tears she played a sweet, strong, optimistic girl battling a terminal disease. read more
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  • Mar 17, 2013 1 of 0 episodes seen
    PrettyCarEye
    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  5
    • Story  6
    • Acting/Cast  5
    • Music  5
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    I decided to watch this movie based on all the glowing reviews. I was disappointed. To me this turned out to be one hot mess. Simply put, the movie was not very well made, in my opinion.

    Movies are like card houses. All pieces must fit perfectly together for the house to stand: story, performance, production values. Take away one or the other and the house falls down.

    This is pretty much what happened in Helter Skelter.

    What started off as an interesting premise for a movie -- namely a character study of a lost and broken young woman's longing for human connection -- meandered off into bizarre twists and turns that could have been cut to make the movie more effective.

    Many people think this
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  • Mar 9, 2013 1 of 0 episodes seen
    missjo726
    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
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    • Acting/Cast  10
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    I actually have tumblr to thank for my discovery of this movie. Before I watched it, I read many reviews and many say that Erika (Lillico) lacks depth of character and are critical of her performance. I however, really loved Erika's acting and I think her portrayal seems so genuine and real that I found no difficulty sympathizing with the character Lillico. Apart from Erika, I was really impressed with the whole cast and I might add that I was especially happy that Go Ayano was in this film. ><

    The movie also deals with fame and power and looks at the influences of drugs, sex and cosmetic procedures. The themes this movie deals with are highly controversial and I believe that is why many people
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  • Mar 1, 2013 1 of 0 episodes seen
    V1iB1i
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    • Story  9
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    I was a bit hesitant about writing this review but as soon as I saw that so far there is only one review present and I have completely different thoughts about this movie I decided to give it a shot.

    I discovered this movie after watching "Himizu" and checking out the cast. In this movie two actors from the later one are present. They do not have main, but still have important and memorable roles. Plus when I found out that Erika Sawajima is the lead here it was decided: I am watching this movie no matter what kind of reactions/reviews it has.
    And right away I must say that the entire cast and their acting was awesome. This is one daring and controversial movie and
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  • Feb 18, 2013 1 of 0 episodes seen
    sambart
    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    I have to say... I was mortified by this film.
    Although kudos to their acting as it must have been challenging for all of them in different ways and must've taken balls to do a film like this. It really was close to the line labelled 'porn' when it came to the sex scenes *shivers* I was horrified sometimes at just intimate it was (I don't like watching stuff with intimate stuff in. I hate PDAs if that gives you a hint as to how much I hate seeing such things in front of me and on screen haha)
    This film is just MESSED up - I spent most of the film with a 'what the fudge' face and that phrase coming outta my mouth because
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Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Title

  • Main Title: Helter Skelter
  • Native title: ヘルタースケルター
  • Also Known as: Heruta Sukeruta

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    TypeMovie
  • Released Date: July 14, 2012
  • Average Duration 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Genres: Drama, Mature, Suspense

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  • Ranked: #383
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