The Yakuza Reviews

December 5, 2019
We are either given too much information or not enough.
November 13, 2018
Matching an aged and rugged Robert Mitchum with ultimate Japanese gangster actor Ken Takakura, The Yakuza is, frankly, a piece of masculine cinematic heaven.
January 24, 2018
"The Yakuza" is a beautifully flawed film that nonetheless catches you off guard when you least expect it.
October 12, 2017
The Yakuza is old-school in its delivery, the pacing is slow, but stay with it and you will be rewarded with a payoff that is both startling and touching.
March 14, 2015
... Sydney Pollack ... manifests as much mythic sense as a mill foreman.
April 2, 2009
has one leg is still straddling the Think Fast Mr. Moto era.
November 6, 2007
Interesting and well-acted, if clumsy, American take on the Japanese gangster genre.
November 6, 2007
A confused and diffused film which bites off more than it can artfully chew.
February 4, 2007
...Mitchum, armed with a shotgun and a pistol, is particularly bad-*** here...
January 18, 2007
The movie is not your routine shoot-'em-up action adventure but an intricate weaving of people, conventions, and personal relationships.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The final show-down is one not to be missed.
July 4, 2005
October 23, 2004
A superior action movie, but all the same, it's for audiences that have grown accustomed over the last few years to buckets of blood, disembowelments and severed hands flying through the air.
May 24, 2003
There are enough double-crosses to satisfy the most jaded fans of the genre.
January 1, 2000
Unsettling, but ultimately unsatisfying.