The Yakuza Reviews

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.
November 6, 2007
Interesting and well-acted, if clumsy, American take on the Japanese gangster genre.
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.
May 24, 2003
There are enough double-crosses to satisfy the most jaded fans of the genre.