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Kanetaka Shogo is an ex-cop who infiltrates the mob to get payback for a murder. (Source: News Yahoo) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Hell Dogs" (ヘルドッグス 地獄の犬たち) by Fukamachi Akio (深町秋生). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • Português (Brasil)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
  • Duration: 2 hr. 18 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 830 users)
  • Ranked: #6042
  • Popularity: #5971
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
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7 people found this review helpful
Feb 1, 2023
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Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Hell to pay

I really enjoyed this one, but not in the same way I usually enjoy these kinds of films.

An ex-cop turns revenge killer and he's given an option: go undercover or... well, it was never clear if the handler would bump him off on the spot or just toss him into prison forever - and straight away, I knew that this film would keep me enthralled!

The lead then partners up with a bona fide psychopath, who seems like a skinny boy faking a hard -man image - he's just too sweet until he snaps! Both men are actually psycho's, but one is the emotionally confused child of a suicide cult and the other is an almost emotionless thinker, on a path to accomplish his real mission, which he's using the yakuza to accomplish.

Some viewers may say the action is too violent, others may say it's stylish, while others still may say it's realistically brutal but, to me, the action scenes served the plot - as well they should in any good film!

The dialogue in this was excellent - I really enjoyed the scenes that took a much slower pace, because this is when the characters all really came to life and, ultimately, showed us the depth the film was striving to attain. And with its multiple layers, characters all working towards their own agendas and us never really knowing who's the good guy in this very grey world, there's a lot to be lost in the minutia, hence my giving this such a high rewatch value, when I seldom watch anything twice!

Is this a film for everybody?
Absolutely not! But for those who like character-driven dramas disguised as action-thrillers, this is superb!

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3 people found this review helpful
Dec 26, 2022
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Overall 8.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0

A solid yakuza movie

The plot is nothing new – driven by revenge, a former cop decides to go undercover and gradually climbs up the ranks of the Yakuza.

What really makes this movie entertaining, is not the story, but the action scenes. They are bloody, violent and well choreographed.

This movie has its problems, especially with the pacing. There are some dialogue-heavy scenes, rapid changes of the locations and new characters introduced every five minutes, especially in the first half of the movie. It might not be easy for the viewers to keep the track of what's happening, and the over two-hour runtime doesn't help. Halfway through the movie, I started wondering if it would work better as a short tv-series.

From such a stellar cast, I was expecting at least good acting, and I was not disappointed.
Okada Junichi once again shows off his top-notch fighting skills, so if you're a fan of his, or if you simply enjoy yakuza movies, I think this movie is a must-watch.

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  • Movie: Hell Dogs
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
  • Duration: 2 hr. 18 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 830 users)
  • Ranked: #6042
  • Popularity: #5971
  • Watchers: 1,756

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