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Film REVIEW: The Last Samurai (2003) - ★★★★★

Director: Edward Zwick

Writer: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz

Stars: Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki.

Genre: Action, Drama

Themes: Samurai, Emperor, War Hero

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

The film received praise for the acting, visuals, cinematography and Zimmer's score but criticism for some of its portrayals.


Erin: ★★★★★

"A quick moving high energy movie. With many dramatic adventurous scene. I highly recommend this movie to anyone of age as it gives people a new diverse angle for the Japanese culture."

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  1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - #60 - ★★★★★

  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - #82 - ★★★★★

  3. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) - #194 - ★★★★

  4. Ran (1985) - #225 - ★★★★

  5. Seven Samurai (1954) - #270 - ★★★★

  6. Batman Begins (2005) - #421 - ★★★★

  7. Mulan (2020) - #575 - ★★★

  8. 47 Ronin (2013) - n/a

  9. I Am Sam (2001) - n/a

  10. The Great Wall (2016) - n/a

You can catch Hiroyuki Sanada in a bit of a cameo as a Yukuza crimelord fighting Hawkeye in Avengers: Endgame. For more tales of ninjas, empires, samurais check out Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ran, Seven Samurai, Mulan, 47 Ronin and Ken Watanabe leads a gang of ninjas in Batman Begins. Tom Cruise reunited with the writers for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and the writers also worked on I Am Sam and The Great Wall.

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