Takeshi Kitano’s Brother brings a member of the yakuza to L.A. where he runs into the mafia. While not Kitano’s best film, namely Zatoichi, Sonatine, or Kikujiro, I still applaud his attempt to bring his style to an American audience. In the end, the story has been done before and the acting is silly at times. With that said Brother is a good watch if you are looking for a Japanese action film that isn’t filled with strange and unpredictable scenarios.
Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Cinematography: Katsumi Yanagijima
Written by: Takeshi Kitano
Score By: Joe Hisaishi
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Claude Maki
Runtime: 1h 54m
Distributed by: Shochiku Co., Ltd.