Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Wasabi is a 2001 French film directed by Gerard Krawczyk, written and produced by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno. I'm becoming more and more a fan of Reno. This is another film I thought was fun (after I got past the bloody faces at the start) that the critics generally did not like. The Younger Son and I watched the French-language version with English subtitles. That's the one embedded below.

The film is available at youtube in 9 pieces which should autoplay from here:

Variety calls it "an acceptably entertaining but borderline bland vehicle for Jean Reno". Roger Ebert gave it a lowly 1 1/2 stars, saying that "There is no artistic purpose for this movie. It is product." The New York Times likes Reno but not much else.

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