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Young Yakuza Reviews

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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
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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
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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
Variety
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.