Zatôichi Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1704

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 58

Theatrical Release Date: 07/23/2004

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ookusu, Gadarukanaru Taka, Daigorô Tachibana, Yuuko Daike

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/25/2012

A wandering blind masseur with unsurpassed skills as a swordsman finds himself allied with a quirky collection of misfits against a ruthless criminal gang, including a brother and sister impersonating a pair of geishas and an unlucky would-be gambler. I'm a big fan of Beat Takeshi, and I love samurai movies so I was never going to dislike this film. It's my first non-gangster piece from him and I have to say, it's got to be my favourite; the great cast of likeable oddballs feel like real people rather than resorting to the kind of contrived wackiness of many indie style films, and it has a mix of ingredients such as a wide streak of gentle humour and even a musical tap number(!) that just don't sound like they'd fit in with a samurai film, but somehow it works! The explosions of artful …

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