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Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can’t help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.
“Sushi Girl” is a very competent crime drama in the vein of gritty, low-budget films like Reservoir Dogs. Film industry veterans deliver competent performances in a movie that combines plenty of tension with subtle twists and turns. The violence is sometimes gratuitous but always powerful, although the torture porn promised by the trailers serves more as exhibitionism than anything.
“Sushi Girl is a delicious slice of death — a violent and darkly humorous bite of horror grind-house filmmaking at its best. We give the film 5 out of 5 slices of poison blowfish sushi.