The First Person You See #15

The Yakuza (Sydney Pollack; 1974)

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justjack said...

Directed by Sydney Pollack. Co-written by Robert Towne. And co-starring the dude who's known as the "Japanese Clint Eastwood."

WHY IS THIS MOVIE NOT ON EVERY TOP TEN LIST EVER CREATED?

It's neo-noir. Neo-samurai. Seventies nihilist. Gangsters. Japan. And Robert Effing Mitchum, a little roadworn but still just as badass as he ever was.

By the end, I was leaned forward in my chair, with my hand slapped to my forehead and my jaw slack.

Mount Rushmore of Great Movies.