Prithwish Roy’s review published on Letterboxd:
To start off on a promising note, this is the most weirdly entertaining film I've seen in a long time.
Throughout the film, the plot rakes in on a lot of societal taboos and evils, from pornography to teenage love to childhood abuse.
But the film's greatest achievement is it neither tries to throw lessons of moral science, nor tries to justify or analyse the indigenous traits of human psyche through this film.
Director Sion Sono just goes berserk with his dose of commercialization on obscenity combined with the catastrophe of committing sins in a Catholic environment, and delivers a wacky cocktail of 4 hours of unadulterated entertainment.
Hypothetically, this film conceives to be a raunchy pulp fiction of good vs evil. Eventually, it turns out into an unorthodox saga of fleshed out characters, trying to maneuver between atheism and holiness in their own ways. A bolstering achievement in terms of avant-garde filmmaking. Full credits to Sono for that.
The innate nature of this film gets comprehended with unnatural dashes of situational comedy, as it turns out, might be the perfect add-on.
This film conveyes nothingness in everything at the same time, touches all the genres possible, thus delivering a wholesome extravaganza of sheer oddity, might be one of the best experiences I've gulped.
Worthy of the monicker "out-of-the-box" in every way, as it literally steps out of the box of conventional filmmaking and establishes a trademark of its own.
Films like these have an exhilarating capacity of giving an experience one will never forget, and as per my knowledge, only Japanese cinema has achieved such sky-high limits in terms of supreme cinematic phenomenon.