American Yakuza details
|Starring:||Robert Forster, Michael Nouri, Yuji Okumoto, Franklyn Ajaye, Viggo Mortensen, Nicky Katt|
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Jun 2003|
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This is terribleBy Wildcat from Leics , 02 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I basically rented this because I think Viggo Mortensen is a bit of a fox - I've now learned my lesson that this is not a good enough reason to rent a film. This is terrible; and not in a 'so bad it's good' kind of a way. The only good to come from me watching this film is to be able to tell other people not to.
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American YukkusaBy a customer from Corsham , 26 Oct 2009OK....So we are supposed to believe a highly trained CIA operative who we are seen blowing people away and threatening to beat people to a plup in the initial reels actually turns out not to be this hard killing machine? Viggo Mortensen suddenly turns into this over sentimental emotional drip crying all over people he was sent into bring to justice because someone killed them first? Im sorry but the only emotions that highly trained govenment agents would express are anger, rage and arrogance! Not doing a Gyneth Paltrow all over the place! So the Japanese as good guys because they have honour when they are chopping peoples heads off and generally reeking bloody mahem???? The Americans are bad guys because they massacre people without honour and a bad attitude? We are asked to believe that the CIA get the MOB to get rid of the Janaese Mafia because its too much like hard work for them to deal with???? PLEASE!!!!! This was utter nonense! Someone tell Viggo Mortensen to wipe his nose and pull himsef together!!!!! Get a Grip!!!
Watchable enoughBy JimiTheSaint (61 reviews) from London , 24 Aug 2009But somewhat cliched and unbelievable... I think Satan would be skating to work before the Yakuza let a normal white amercian into their ranks, let alone one they'd just met, no matter what he had done... It's portrayal of one type of gangster being 'more noble' than any other type also leaves a bad taste.
American YakuzaBy Dude0203 (71 reviews) from Wirral , 15 Feb 2009Not as good as ' Eastern Promises'
action packedBy a customer from London , 26 Jul 2008this film was a bit thought provoking an outsider not knowing where his loyalty lies an overall good storyline about betrayl and the like great fighting scenes.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Rented this on the strength of other reviews and was very disappointed. Mostly I was interested in Viggo, and although he was lovely to look at his performance wasn't great - not that he had any kind of a decent script to work with. The premise of the story is pretty unbelieveable and there is neither enough action to make it a great action film nor enough tension to make it a good drama. Not a total waste of an hour and a half but certainly not a great film by a long stretch.