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1/10
A Pro Abe Regime Propaganda Commercial Film
hilaryswank201116 September 2018
In ideological aspect, it is a pro Abe regime film. Anti-militarism episode is just a salt for this ideological camouflage for exploiting Chinese market.

One of examples is that when Okino torturing the suspect, serial killer Shigeo Matsukura played by Yoshi Sakô, Okino said that 'receiving annual national pension for old ageing population is a garbage'. This typical Neo liberalist thought against national pension system was brought into this quick dialogue. This film is full of Abe regime's concepts everywhere.

In Japan, prosecutors make their prosecuted cases completely guilty and they are protecting pro US and pro WW 2 militarist reactionaries as an independent political interest party in Japanese jurisdictional establishment. They are not any kinds of super heroes nor idols like Takuya Kimura.

In addition, the cinematography is not cinematic at all. It is rather being called TV videography that is typically lacking precise and adequate lighting among faces of actors.

This does not happen in Hollywood films and Hong Kong films. Its lighting does not additionally light up their facial expressions in the most of the scenes.

Lighting is un professional, it affected the entire quality of this videography. Lack of precise lighting on actors' facial performance is also a typical phenomenon of Galapagos production in the islands.

As a Galapagos production for Galapagos market, it is quite adequate. Japanese filmmaking is clearly sinking and decaying in this way. The number of the total amounts of production is just an illusion.
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1/10
Shallow and Bad story movie...
dqomf18 September 2018
This kind of movies are made in Japan so often. The movie is totally propaganda but there are some points which have to be fixed. If they were fixed,it'd be better propaganda.
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7/10
Deep story
licharlesli15 September 2018
Feeling understanding and thoughts about justice. What's really justice? equality? equity? Do men really have the power to judge men ourselves when we are born with sins. Intriguing story but complicated
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3/10
Exaggerated and Tedious
ParisImpressionH-Y-8 March 2019
Most of the film's length is just a long, tedious, and very fast conversation. The rest of the space is also filled with a deliberate performance. The relationship between the characters is not very clear. The character's behavior is exaggerated and extreme. Although it is a color film, I don't feel the existence of color.
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7/10
Good movie.
raraha16 September 2018
This kind of movies are not made in Japan so often. The movie is totally good but there are some points which have to be fixed. If they were fixed,it'd be better.
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5/10
Convoluted and unexciting
mstr_bond16 July 2019
I really wanted to like it, but I couldn't. It's stylishly shot and well acted, but the substance just isn't there. There are a million confusing and partially uninteresting sub-plots and in the final act the entire story goes completely off the rails.

I wouldn't recommend it.
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4/10
light but ok
Hombredelfuturo21 March 2019
...I do not think that the prosecutors or Police department work in this competent way but is the main canvas to paint this story. Is a light take on the what s could going on with the supposed Justice, the politicians and the real power behind. All this net is there in the real world. Sometimes the bad are not so bad and the good ones have more than one face. Sometimes the ambiguity of the decisions taken put in manifest at to what point some body is down in the knees with the system. In the case of this movie, the personal justice is the driving motif instead of the whole idea.

The camera work is just evident and the overall feeling is of a TV movie.
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