A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
A likeable and gleefully violent thriller that refuses to descend into the gory depravity that has defined some of Miike's more infamous work, it mashes together genres for a fun - if somewhat shallow - underworld yarn.| Read in full: First Love movie review We Love Cinema
As ever with Miike, the sheer profusion of material, the torrent of wacky creativity, means that there is always something to hold the attention. It’s bizarre and very unwholesome. But weirdly inspired.The Guardian
This is a high-energy caper with lots of larger-than-life characters circling to kill, and two innocents at its centre about whose fate and very survival, against all odds, we are made genuinely to care.Little White Lies
Many viewers will take it less as a drama than as an assembly of typically bravura Miike set pieces.Sight & Sound