In this live-action yarn based on a popular Playstation 2 game, fearsome yakuza Kazuma Kiryu is back on the streets after a decade in prison. But the first thing on his agenda is helping a young girl find her missing mother.
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Another highly entertaining action film by Miike, Yakuza embraces the fact that it is based on a video game with its colourful mise-en-scene, over-the-top humor, and complementary soundtrack (those guitar licks are sweeeet). Somewhat reminiscent of an R-rated Scott Pilgrim (another video game influenced film), this was one of the more fun films I have seen in recent memory.