TimothyMaddocks' Rating of The Yakuza

Timothy's Review of The Yakuza

11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
The Yakuza

The Yakuza(1975)

Awesome. I think that the participation of two completely different, highly talented writers in the script might have harmed it, and that some of its power is diluted by everything being explained and stated three times or so, and I think Mitchum is perhaps miscast (I would have preferred Bill Holden, personally), but otherwise, it's great, I think. It's got its emotional beats, to be sure, but primarily it's a film that excels at kicking ass and taking names. I'm surprised at how well Pollack took to the material - it demonstrates considerable versatility from him, which is what I like to see. A really undervalued piece of work.