Audition (2001)

Audition (2001)

2001 R 115 Minutes

Mystery | Drama | Horror | Thriller

Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resum├ęs in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a s...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall

    BarneyNuttall

    7 / 10
    Gory, subversive and rife with twists and turns, Audition clearly tells me that Takashi Miike revels in the unfamiliar. He shuffles the deck rather than putting it into a neat order from ace to king. While this is commendable, I couldn't find anything to dig into in this film. I don't see it as a feminist piece because the relationship between our central characters is unbalanced and doesn't address gender with any veracity. It's an enjoyable J-horror piece with brilliant horror moments but I couldn't find much under the surface in this film.