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Young Yakuza (2008)

Young Yakuza (2008)



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Japan. Naoki, now 20, has failed at school, at work and in his personal life. He has decided to turn to a life of crime much to his mother's dismay. On the advice of a colleague, she hands over her son to the Japanese Mafia. Naoki will then be faced with a serious life decision.

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Critic Reviews for Young Yakuza

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

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… | May 23, 2008
Seattle Times
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If you're expecting a real-life version of a bloody Takashi Miike movie, forget it.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
New York Post
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Jean-Pierre Limosin's Young Yakuza looks at Japan's version of the Mafia.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
New York Times
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Never delivers either the thrill of its underworld setting or much insight into its complicated workings.

April 3, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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An intelligent, if non-illuminating, look at an organization.

May 25, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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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… | May 20, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Young Yakuza


Massively boring documentary about a potential Yakuza and his apprenticeship to a boss. They make organized crime more boring than I could've ever imagined. Pass

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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