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PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Bilge Ebir
I love a good Jidai Geki (period piece or samurai film)! This definitely qualifies as a good samurai film. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. L. Haynes
Not particularly great and certainly not worth the Criterion Collection treatment. The cover artwork is much better than the movie. I would advise Yojimbo or Sanjuro instead. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Harbo
Took a chance to purchase it on a lightning deal. Some good sword fights in it. A little bit like seven samurai in the way they take a stand for the hungry peasants, but Kurosawa... Read morePublished 16 months ago by nobody
Not great by any means, this film is a competent tale of loyalty and devotion.
An enjoyable way to kill a couple hours.
I liked the exploration of the personalities of the Ronin. It is not all slash and blood. These were believable people.Published on May 29, 2013 by Eric Lethe
I don't know why they would make this movie in Asian speak, why would you make a movie in Hollywood and not have them speakin American? Read morePublished on April 26, 2013 by Travis Frazier
I love samurai films and was very please to see a Criterion release of this one. Light on extras but I personally don't care about that. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by M. J. Perrone Jr.