Brother (2000)

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.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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

Genre: Action

Distributed by: Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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