Written December 16, 2012
Outrage!!! Japan’s crime underworld is no picnic. This rough gritty gangster flick prides itself with its brutal cut throat gangland killings. There is an underlying story here, but do I really care about it? The answer to that is no. In the end I can’t say I really care for any of the characters. Except for Takeshi Kitano’s role as Otomo. He plays a hard *** a little too well and fits the gangster persona. He plays an old school gangster in a changing world. Whose traditional ways of conducting business are out of date. He finds himself in the middle of an all-out gang war and all kinds of death and carnage fallows. In the end, if you like gangster movies, this film is with worth a watch. The story will not leave you thinking or analyzing the characters and their motives, but an enjoyable experience that gives insight to the hard life that is Yakuza.