Directed by: Takeshi Kitano

Cinematography: Katsumi Yanagijima

Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Claude Maki

Runtime:  1h 54m

Genre: Action

Rating: ♣♣♣

 

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 it is a good watch if you are looking for a Japanese action film that isn’t filled with strange and unpredictable scenarios.

 

*Image taken from http://www.impawards.com

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