The Yakuza (1975)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 5
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Between making They Way We Were and Three Days of The Condor, Sydney Pollack directed this little-seen thriller from a script by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne. The Yakuza stars Robert Mitchum as Harry Kilmer, a former soldier who returns to Japan to help rescue the daughter of his friend George Tanner (Brian Keith). Once he arrives in the country, Kilmer discovers that the daughter has been kidnapped by the Japanese mafia, called the Yakuza. In order to battle the ruthless organized crime
Mar 19, 1975 Wide
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A confused and diffused film which bites off more than it can artfully chew.
Interesting and well-acted, if clumsy, American take on the Japanese gangster genre.
...Mitchum, armed with a shotgun and a pistol, is particularly bad-*** here...
The movie is not your routine shoot-'em-up action adventure but an intricate weaving of people, conventions, and personal relationships.
There are enough double-crosses to satisfy the most jaded fans of the genre.
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