Naughty aka Juli Norwood’s review published on Letterboxd:
The psychological chiller unfolds at a slow and thoughtful pace! Revealing a story about a lonely widower in his search for the perfect wife!
Were pretty much stuck in in slow burn drama mode for the majority of the film! It may even leave you questioning whether or not this is really a Takashi Miike film!
He does however leave a few intriguing bread crumbs along the way to compel us to continue on with this nightmarish journey into madness!
The audience for the most part has been masterfully lulled into a false sense of security! Our guard is down and were all wishing for Miike mode to finally kick in!
Remember the ole saying..
"Be careful what you wish for, it might come true"
Suddenly our wish came true in ways we never could have imagined! Our quick descent to hell was mortifying!
Surprisingly enough it wasn't the obvious horror and gore that turned my stomach it was something far more sick and disgusting! I found myself struggling not to close my eyes or looking away during this scene!
Watching this before bedtime was probably NOT the best decision I ever made in my life! I kept hearing the soothing and melodic voice of Asami Yamazaki saying Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri over and over again! Needless to say I tossed and turned all night long!