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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Jan 26, 2013
    8
    It is the remake of an legendary movie to make this generation to realize the the power of sacrifice and honor. Movie is slow in parts but the thin story line holds you till last moment. A must watch for the samurai fans.
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
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  1. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Sep 21, 2012
    75
    Reveals yet another facet of this always-unpredictable filmmaker: a flair for compassionate, humane melodrama.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Aug 29, 2012
    50
    You have to wonder – not too hard, though – what this gore-soaked auteur's bedtime dreams are like.
  3. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    Aug 16, 2012
    100
    Takashi's film is sumptuous, with rich cinematography, costumes and set design. Half the time it is a game of chess - the battle of wits between Motome and the lord. Half of the time it is a moving melodrama.