Quick Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/10/2014
The films about a evil warlord threatens to throw Japan back into a feudal warring state, a group of assassins comes together and plot a suicide mission in order to stop him. This movie was not my thing because the movie is slow and the opening was strange. but the sets of the film look beautiful and japan always look goo in movies.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/16/2012
Miike abandons his grotesque pedigree to bring a straightforward story of courage and honor. The acting is minimalistic, but effective. The action and set pieces are, of course, where the film succeeds most, and the forty minute long concluding battle sequence is brutal and impressive. Doesn't have the same gravity of Kurosawa, but still strong.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 01/07/2012
I normally don't get into historical samurai flicks but 13 Assassins had enough action, drama & the story was interesting enough to keep my attention.I enjoyed it all the way through.I think this is the 1st samurai flick where I didn't get bored & turn it off before it was over
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/21/2011
All of the Takashi Miike films I've seen are of the strange and wondrous variety - 13 Assassins is a straight-up Samurai film (in the vein of Seven Samurai) that, while it doesn't shy away from violence, focuses more on character and story. Loyalty, honor, respect - it's all here, along with one of the best battle scenes in recent memory.
Bribaba - wrote on 05/22/2011
A rare foray into the mainstream for Takashi Miike and a remake at that. But there's no loss of artistic integrity as the early part of the film examines the historical Japanese sense of loyalty and obedience, which would eventually produce 'salaryman'. Later, the final battle is something to behold. Miike has said he was 'honoured' to work in a genre with such a great tradition, and you can feel the reverence as memories of Kurosawa are stirred. One of the films of the year (2011) for me.