Karate Kill (2016)

Karate Kill (2016)
5.2
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  • Genre: Action
  • Release year: 2016 ()
  • Running time: 89 min
  • Original Title: Karate Kill
  • Voted: 334

When a mysterious loner and Karate master Kenji's little sister goes missing in Los Angeles, whoever stands in his way of finding her will face the wrath of a lethal KARATE KILL!

#PersonCharacters
1Shin ShimizuManager's Lover
2AsamiKeiko
3David SakuraiJapanese Swordsman
4Kirk GeigerVendenski
  • Very entertaining for what it is. by 10

    Saw this movie at Texas Frightmare Fest in Dallas. No spoilers, but I really enjoyed the movie. I had no idea what to expect or what the plot of the movie was. Well casted and very action packed. Lots of beautiful Asian actresses , which was nice, and tons of excitement. You will not be bored with this one. Will for sure want to add this title to my DVD collection.

  • A Grindhouse Style Using Karate Worth At least a Watch!! by 8

    I heard about this movie from a friend and liked the concept and I must say it was satisfying. It's about Karate Kill(No Idea the main characters real name) who is out to save his sister.

    He encounters challenges and conflicts along the way, which he is up against, to find and save his sister. The movie is not cliched at all.

    I must say it is an action extravaganza with some very good martial arts fights. Many of the fights are innovative and over the top, yet well choreographed scenes, which I have never seen in films before. Just innovative stuff that deserves more eyeballs.

    This is at least worth a view to see its unique approach and action fights. It's a bit of a Grindhouse, and it is missing some fun I feel. At times it feels a bit dry and lacks humor. The humor would add to the over the tops scenes. I compare this to Kung Fury/Hobo With a Shotgun/Turbo Kid, without the cheesy lines(CHEESY SCENES AND LINES MAKE THOSE MOVIES FUN). With a higher budget, this could have been more awesome and fun. It's had potential to be a lasting cult hit, but the lack of humor will probably limit that.

    It is still a must see for being unique. I gave it an 8 out of 10, but it's worth a look at for action enthusiasts, kung fu fans, and lovers of unique small budget films. See it any way you can and I think it something guys will love showing their friends.

  • Loved it! by 10

    I thought this was a good, fun movie. Lots of good action and boobies, you can't beat that haha. I loved it!

  • Not a great movie, but rich with sociological insight. by 7

    Good Karate, and Asami is a compelling character if the protagonist really isn't. The film's main value is its insight into the culture and values of Trumpistas and the alt-right - which really should be called the alt-rite, for its essentially K-mart values. From the news I've watched from abroad, the villains in this film are pretty indistinguishable from the average pro-Trump demonstrator, save for being better-looking and a lot more articulate. Sometimes it takes an objective, outside perspective to really shine light on a phenomenon.

  • I could have skipped the "oh so typical" storyline and just watched the fight scenes by 4

    There were more T's & A's than there were roundhouse kicks, which gave it more of a Russ Meyer's/Grindhouse feel throughout most of the movie. The fight scenes were the most redeeming factor in this film which i gave 4 stars, otherwise a 3 star would be more deserving. This film lacked continuity and a few of the actors portrayed their characters with such a cheesy lackluster performance. My guess is the cast was a mix of professional and amateur actors. Although the fight action was good, there were some noticeable repetitions that made me yawn at a few stunts. David Sakurai is a talented Karate fighter and I would like to see him in higher quality action films. Had this movie been given better supporting actors and a sensible script, I think David would have carried this movie to at least a 7 star rating or better.

#PersonCrew
1Toshiyuki Imaicinematographer
2Dean Haradacomposer
3Kurando Mitsutakedirector
4Sam Yanoeditor
5Mitsuhiro Okazakiproducer
6Chiaki Yanagimotoproducer