Madarame Baku is a mysterious gambler. His nickname is Usogui (literally The Lie Eater). Club Kakerou is the top illegal gambling den, where gamblers vie to become the best in their profession. Seeing through the lies of others, Madarame Baku challenges a variety of high stakes games at Club Kakerou. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the manga “Usogui” (嘘喰い) by Sako Toshio (迫稔雄). Edit Translation
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Cast & Credits
It's not bad!I had my doubts before watching upon reading some comments saying the acting was cringe..
well, it was cringe in the first 5 or 10 minutes of the movie but it improved a lot so I could overlook that.
I haven't read the manga, so I went in with zero prior information. all I got is what the movie presented.
the story is interesting, there are questions that pop your mind from the beginning but have patience, you'll figure things while watching. (almost!!)
The amount of new characters at the start felt a bit overwhelming for me but it got better as story moved forward.
I liked the pacing of story a lot! It's neither fast-paced nor slow.. it has the right pacing.
the amount of info they fit in a 2 hour movie was ok.
Here comes the spoiler content of this review, so don't read further if you don't want to be spoiled about the ending;
I was all praise and compliments until I reached the ending... which affected my rating..
It could've been a lot more satisfying to see the last game result between usogui and that guy (royal leader)...
wasn't the whole point of Usogui's comeback to beat him??
watching the movie, it more felt like beating everyone else like that crazy old man and Sadakuni were just steps of a ladder for getting back at that guy.
You're pretty much just thrown into a world where there's gamblings and even weird murder games. The backstories are not particularly fleshed out, which is fine because it's a 2 hour film, but I would've liked to have seen more about Yokohama Ryusei's character's backstory.
One fault(?) I would like to point out is that it was too predictable. There wasn't much tension or suspense because of that. This film can be compared to many other dramas and films and those all have much higher stakes and had a much more interesting execution, for example, the card games played.
Not really sure how I feel about the acting to be honest. It was ok but sometimes felt like characters were doing too much to come across as cool. The blonde guy was cool though.
I have no recollection of there being any music but there might have been.
This might come across as a negative review but I still had a fun time watching the film regardless. The card games were fun, especially seeing Yokohama Ryusei's character calling other characters a liar. So, it's a fun time regardless!!
One last thing to add: I need more of Yokohama Ryusei with this hair style