City Hunter

2024 [JAPANESE]

Action / Comedy / Crime / Mystery / Romance

20
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59% · 17 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 6.4/10 10 3319 3.3K

Director

Top cast

Stephanie Wong as Kaori Makimura
Yuuki Luna as Kurumi
Halley Kim as Additional cast
Ayame Misaki as Tsukino Seta
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
957.18 MB
1280*640
Japanese 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 44 min
Seeds 100+
1.92 GB
1920*960
Japanese 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 44 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 6 / 10

Rather enjoyable...

Granted, I've never watched the animated series upon which this 2024 movie is based, so I have no idea how true the movie is to the source material. Nor do I know whether or not you need to have watched the series in order to fully appreciate this 2024 movie from director Yûichi Satô.

Regardless, when I happened to stumble upon "Shiti Hanta" (aka "City Hunter") by random chance here in 2024, of course I needed no persuasion to sit down and watch it. I mean, given my love of the Asian cinema and this being a Japanese action comedy, of course I was interested in watching it.

Writers Tsukasa Hôjô and Tatsuro Mishima managed to put together an enjoyable and entertaining script and storyline. And I was definitely adequately entertained throughout the course of the 102 minutes that the movie ran for. And director Yûichi Satô managed to present a movie that definitely felt like it was spawned of Anime, given the characters, mannerisms, dialogues, etc. So if you enjoy Anime and live-action renderings of Anime movies and series, then you're in for a treat here.

The character gallery in "Shiti Hanta" was good, and there were some very interesting characters. And I have to say that the writers did good jobs on fleshing out the characters and making them distinguishable and memorable on the screen. The character gallery in the movie really added a lot of flavor to the movie.

I have seen actor Ryohei Suzuki and actress Misato Morita somewhere before, I just can't put my finger on where. I have to say that the acting performances in the movie were good, and they definitely had a talented ensemble of actors and actresses.

"Shiti Hanta" looked great, and there is a lot of visual treats to take in throughout the course of the movie. Thumbs up to the cinematography and the wardrobe department that worked on the movie; they really did phenomenal jobs.

There is also a good amount of action throughout the course of the movie, and it was filmed in a very energetic and dynamic way, making it feel like the audience is right there along the actors and actresses on the screen. The acting sequences looked great and added a lot to the overall impression of the movie.

I was genuinely entertained throughout the course of this movie, and it is definitely a movie that is well-worth sitting down and checking out if you enjoy Japanese cinema and Anime.

My rating of "Shiti Hanta" lands on a six out of ten stars.

Reviewed by daisukereds 7 / 10

"Big talk for a little Maggot!"

Hired help, City Hunter, stumbles into a generic sci-fi plot of super-soldier drugs and a secret organization.

I've read and watched City Hunter over the years. And I believe this is the third Live-Action adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Manga (with Jackie Chan in 1993 and a rather strange-but-enjoyable French version), only to finally be adapted by Japan around 30-years later!! Personally, any adaptation that properly incorporates the "giant mallet" without feeling forced, gets a pass in my books.

But beyond the average script, there are many likeable elements and an excellent execution. With a good cast that delivers charming performances and keeps a suitable tone throughout. I was expecting more silliness and over the top situations, but it knows how to behave itself. Specially the lead, who is portrayed as a VERY reliable person.. and unrealistically impressive, even! I quite liked Ryohei Suzuki, specially since he is what I'd physically imagine Saeba to be!

So, while the story is barely okay.. the Action more than makes up for it. And while I would have liked to see this as a series with a better plot but all the same parts, what it is is good enough to recommend.

Reviewed by T-xoo 5 / 10

Can do better!

City Hunter is almost 30 years old. For a new audience, the production could have made a one on one adaptation of the manga and/or anime to get new fans. It wouldn't have hurt and the 90s kids (or earlier) would love it. City Hunter is not that hard to adapt IMO. This movie just becomes another action movie.

Besides Kaori, which they changed a little the background, the main characters are from the source. The story is from the principal arc which is good but the introduction is too long to narrate. For a movie of 1h40 minutes, it should have focused on the characters with some small side missions for the 30 first minutes to know them better. It's a miss from the prod. In the end, we don't know what's xyz and don't even know what is City Hunter which is sad truly. City Hunter should be the light for the city of Tokyo. It should brings hope to the needy. But besides that we just get another action movie which is confusing and boring at time.

City Hunter (2024) has missed the mark to get introduced to new fans. It looks just like a fan service of something that is adaptable to a broader audience, but that tells nothing.

The ending sounds like it's open for new parts. If there are not other parts, then this movie is just a pass. It sometimes is too confusing unless the viewers know already the series.

Read more IMDb reviews

9 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment