Friday, July 28, 2006

"Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects" review

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Writing credits Harold Nebenzal

Charles Bronson.... Lt. Crowe
Perry Lopez.... Eddie Rios
Juan Fernández.... Duke
Peggy Lipton.... Kathleen Crowe

Charles Bronson has had enough. He's had enough of the low down punks who are turning Los Angeles into a disease ridden swamp. He can't stand the sight of Japanese businessmen buying up his city. He gets sick of all the exploitation that surrounds him day after crushing day. And why won't somebody cover up his daughter when she comes out of the pool for Pete's sake? Lousy punks. They're not going to get away with it for much longer.

"Kinjite: Forbidden subjects" is about Charles Bronson getting in touch with his soft, nurturing side. Just kidding. It's a typical Bronson flick in which he gets to bash in the head of anybody he doesn't like. This time a young Japanese girl gets kidnapped by a slimy pimp and Bronson has to find her. This gives him plenty of opportunity to run into many sleazy situations. "Kinjite" doesn't really have any graphic violence but it does keep up a very strong sleaze vibe. It doesn't deal with child prostitution delicately. It's a nasty piece of work. Speaking as a sleaze fan, I enjoyed this film. It could have had a little more action and gun play, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 punk wasting Bronsons

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