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  • Movie: Helter Skelter
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,170 users)
  • Ranked: #1366
  • Popularity: #1170
  • Watchers: 2,421

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Helter Skelter
7.8
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Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,170 users
# of Watchers: 2,421
Reviews: 8 users
Ranked #1366
Popularity #1170
Watchers 1,170

Liliko, a supermodel who underwent full body plastic surgery to attain the perfect body and face and to reach the peak of her career. However, her body begins to break down as an effect of the treatments and she grows desperate and unhinged, lashing out at first to her manager and agency and later to the public as she realizes that her current lifestyle cannot last long. Meanwhile, an inspector investigating a series of mysterious suicides and organ theft believes that Liliko and her unnatural beauty may be the key to unearthing an underground industry of unsafe medical practice and save lives.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,170 users)
  • Ranked: #1366
  • Popularity: #1170
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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SayItAintSoJoe
23 people found this review helpful
Jun 4, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
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. In Helter Skelter she plays an adored celebrity who behind the scenes is lost in a very dark place. And let me say one thing, tortured people torture people. This film shows the extreme end of overdose on the drug called fame. One reason why I've never envied celebrities too much. And I should warn you that this film is for mature audiences only. Seriously, be prepared for some mature scenes. But all in all, it's a 10! I loved it! There's a lot that can be learned from this film.

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missjo726
13 people found this review helpful
Mar 9, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
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 don't enjoy this film. Before I get too far into the review, it is really important to note that there are a significant amount of sex scenes in this movie. Seriously do not watch it if you are not mature enough to appreciate their importance to the plot development.

The music is such a great indicator in Helter Skelter. If something bad is going to happen, you can tell by the music. There is only one piece of music I thought was inappropriately placed but I won't mention anything as it will spoil the movie.

I've watched it twice so far and the only reason it hasn't been more is because I have other commitments. I can honestly not fault any aspect of this movie. Maybe you might have a different opinion to me but you'll never know if you don't give it a chance.

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