Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Harley Lond's Movie Reviews (12)

view profile + 


13 Assassins ( Jūsan-nin no shikaku ) 
13 Assassins
3.5/4 stars

Legendary cult director Takashi Miike ("Ichi the Killer," "Audition") delivers a bravado action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic, murderous lord to prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future. The 13 assassins track the lord down and lure him into a small town that they have transformed into a city of death, there to battle his 200-man string army in one of the longest -- and most elaborate -- battles ever committed to celluloid. Miike -- generally known for gore and extreme violence -- here tones things down in a mainstream, old-fashioned samurai film that would make Akira Kurosawa proud. Yes, there is bloodshed (particularly at the beginning, when Miike sets up the personna of the evil lord who has no qualms about beheading his servants just for the heck of it), but most of the film deals with samurai ritual, strategy and logistics -- until the aforementioned fabulous battle scene that lasts well over an hour and ends the film. And even then the bloodshed is not overwhelming. A beaut of a production.

Recent Comments

Comment On Review

Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies of 2018 by Stoney McStonerson
DVDs by Rod
Marvel Movie Ratings by The WHB
2005 by Karmand
Want to Watch by Oldpinkdogbar
Movies I Want To See by OracleElizabeth
Best to Worst Movies – Dreamworks by Manuel Josh Rivera
Movies I've Seen by JesĆŗs




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use


Are you sure you want
to delete this review?