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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Nick Potter's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    The fourth film would've made for a good enough finale, but adding this fifth film does strengthen it a bit. This whole exercise has been a fascinating and invigorating series of films.

  2. Steve McGee's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    It's true that episode 4 could have been the last, but this gives closure to the generation. A seed was planted in the last conversation of #4 that is the main plot device - it shows the modernization of yakuza as society and 'rule of law' strengthen. By the way, if you're going to get assassinated you might as well do it in a Chrysler New Yorker!

  3. Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    Completes the 5-film cycle with the same furious fighting style as before. Lot more sitting at tables and screaming at each other in this one. Seems a bit "tacked on" and looking to wrap things up, but still worth the watch in conjunction with the previous four. Entertaining and fun.

  4. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    After watching the five parts of "The Yakuza Papers" I have to compliment on the ambitious project. Although the films are not always easy to follow (especially the first one if you have to get used to the style semi-documentary) they must be considered as important cinematic examination of the Japanese post-war society.

  5. film_lies101's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    It's perhaps the least essential but no less riveting with still a bit to say

  6. Alexandre Roy's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    The last film of the series really shows that everything comes full circle. Yakuzas will always be yakuzas, and their egos and greed will forever keep the violence alive. It's a pretty bitter ending but it really couldn't have ended any other way. Probably the least complicated film in the series but a great send-off for these strangely likeable anti-heroes.

  7. Christopher's rating of the film The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode

    What a great series. I'm pissed Hirono didn't get to kill Yamamori though.