With the potential to become an instant cult classic, Kuso is a 90-minute assault on the senses which begs repeated viewing.
Masterfully blends suspense with breakneck violence to produce what is perhaps one of the best teen slashers of the 21st century.
A huge deviation in tone from the derelict moodiness captured by director J. A. Bayona, despite some wonderful artwork.
Explores uncomfortable humanitarian and environmental issues, but these themes fail to harmonise with supernatural elements.
A triumphant debut effort which offers unique tension and poignancy and isn’t afraid to confront uncomfortable cultural realities.
Sardonic elements balance with emphatic characters and sharp camerawork to ensure the film's anxious torsion maintains its focus.