As a respect to the American criminal flick and its Japanese spinoffs, “The Magic Hour” is showy and very unsurprising: A bit-part performer is tricked into underworld shenanigans, at the same time believing he’s featuring as a savage expert rifleman in a film.
However as nostalgic copying of the primes of the extravagant studio motion pictures, it accomplishes the zenith of specialized refinement in conjuring up a snappy, Roaring Twenties look and the appeal evoked by that period.
Executive Koki Mitani’s past film, “Suite Dreams,” was holder of Japan’s top-earning boxoffice record for a satire. “The Magic Hour” was boxoffice champ in the main fortnight of household discharge. It was likewise generally welcomed in significant Asian markets and in this manner has some auxiliary potential further abroad.