Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

March 19, 2015

Rinko Kikuchi stars in KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER.

Directed by: David Zellner

Written by: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard

Rating: N/A

Running Time: 105 minutes

Slow. Meandering. Glum. Disappointing. Four words that perfectly describe KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER. Rinko Kikuchi plays a bored and disturbed Japanese young woman who seeks the money that Steve Buscemi’s character buried in the film FARGO. Interesting, right? No. Besides a few interesting scenes between Kikuchi’s character and the Minnesotans that she meets after she arrives in the U.S.A. from Japan, this film is not interesting and it should go on the large pile of the much beloved “vulture” indies that don’t need to be seen by the general public. Instead of wasting your time watching this film, watch the far superior FARGO. That will be 98 minutes well spent, and it’s 7 minutes shorter than KUMIKO. A win-win.

Grade: D+

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