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Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Prisoners of the Ghostland is far from Sono's most distinctive work, but viewers in the mood for a deliriously gonzo genre mash-up featuring an explosive performance from Nicolas Cage just might have a ball.

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In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord, The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has run away. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn't find the missing girl, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman -- and his own path to redemption.

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What's most missing in all this mayhem, though, is the vision of an auteur actively engaged with the meaning of the euphorically gonzo tableaux he's staging.

September 19, 2021 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Utterly barmy.

September 19, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Prisoners of the Ghostland isn't campy enough to be camp.

September 17, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

No movie with Nicolas Cage, directed by the wonderfully weird Japanese director Sion Sono, should be this taxing, drawn out, and plainly boring.

September 17, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Sono may indulge in madness, but it's not madness without reason.

September 17, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Prisoners OfTheGhostland is by turns brilliant andrubbish.Cage is in his element, it has visual invention to spare, and the fight scenes are fun,but it's a shame such imagination is tethered toequallyall-over-the-place storytelling.

September 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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