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Young Yakuza Reviews

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Don Willmott
June 19, 2008
You may be curious about what they're up to when the cameras are turned off, but you'll never find out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 23, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 23, 2008
Plays more like a bad feature than a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 18, 2008
If you're expecting a real-life version of a bloody Takashi Miike movie, forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
April 18, 2008
Jean-Pierre Limosin's Young Yakuza looks at Japan's version of the Mafia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
April 16, 2008
Juggling restraint and boldness to tackle this subject on many unexpected layers establishes this work as a brilliant effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 3, 2008
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.
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
April 3, 2008
Never delivers either the thrill of its underworld setting or much insight into its complicated workings.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2007
An intelligent, if non-illuminating, look at an organization.
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Russell Edwards
May 20, 2007
A wayward Japanese youth's apprenticeship with the Nipponese mafia provides an intriguing premise but little substance in French docu Young Yakuza.
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