Overall Rank: 8151
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 15
Theatrical Release Date: 07/20/2001
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Kuroudo Maki, Tatyana Ali, Susumu Terajima, Lombardo Boyar
Plot: A lost soul trying to hide from the mafia. He encounters a tough African American. They become friends and very successful. Top notch action, twists and a story of brotherhood.
Quick Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/13/2011
So many foreign films released about the mafia. This one of the few I was really happy to see. The cast did a great job in making this a belieavable picture. I'm not sur eif it was well received but I think the way it was shot was professional. The scenes were similar to the violence of Kill Bill or Goodfellas. The main theme was loyalty and brotherhood. A must see film if you enjoy twists, crime, mafia (Triad/Yakuza involved) and "family."
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012
When an uncompromising Yakuza leaves Japan to prevent the ignition of a gang war, he joins his brother, a small time drug dealer in America and shocks both his friends and enemies with his ruthless brutality. But when their fledgling organization reaches the attention of the mafia, the cycle of violence soon spirals out of control. Kiteshi Kitano's culture clash gangster movie has the unlikely friendship between his stone-faced and laconic Yakuza and wisecracking petty hustler Omar Epps at it's core, punctuated by explosive bursts of visceral action. It contains his trademark humour, "gangsters at play" and simple yet beautiful direction that relies on stoic imagery and composition rather than the endless dolly shots and pointless colour filters that seem to plague modern cinema. One …
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