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Young Yakuza Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

You may be curious about what they're up to when the cameras are turned off, but you'll never find out.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 19, 2008
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Ultimately the viewer is left in the same bind as the filmmakers: wishing we'd been able to follow Naoki's apprenticeship to its traditional conclusion and beyond.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2008
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Plays more like a bad feature than a documentary.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

May 23, 2008
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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If you're expecting a real-life version of a bloody Takashi Miike movie, forget it.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2008
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Jean-Pierre Limosin's Young Yakuza looks at Japan's version of the Mafia.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2008
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Juggling restraint and boldness to tackle this subject on many unexpected layers establishes this work as a brilliant effort.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 16, 2008
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

I kept looking for signs that Young Yakuza was a scripted mockumentary. But eventually I came to believe Limosin's claims, simply because, with all the options fiction provides, no one would deliberately construct so dull and meandering a story.

April 3, 2008
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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Never delivers either the thrill of its underworld setting or much insight into its complicated workings.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 3, 2008
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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An intelligent, if non-illuminating, look at an organization.

May 25, 2007
Russell Edwards
Variety
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A wayward Japanese youth's apprenticeship with the Nipponese mafia provides an intriguing premise but little substance in French docu Young Yakuza.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 20, 2007
Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune
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