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Sunday, November 4, 2012

THE LAST SAMURAI (2003)




Director: Edward Zwick 

Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe and Billy Connolly

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


The Last Samurai is an idyll in which the savageries of existence are transcended by spiritual devotion. More than anything else, "The Last Samurai" is the current Tom Cruise vehicle, and the actor's capacity to wrestle the story to his own demands is an impressive testament to his perfectionist skills.

Pranit: Agreed that I am not the most unbiased when it comes to movies depicting wars, but this is one movie I feel is grossly overrated.  Ken Watanabe is exceptional but for me it is not enough to carry this lazy, directionless movie.

Aarnav’s Rating: 8.5/10
Pranit's Rating: 4.5/10
Kunal's Rating 8/10