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Summary The paths of two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, hires a Civil War veteran (Cruise) to train Japan's first modern, conscript army. As he encounters the Samurai traditions, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of ho...

The Last Samurai

Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 43 Critic Reviews
55
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 362 User Ratings
8.2
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Summary The paths of two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, hires a Civil War veteran (Cruise) to train Japan's first modern, conscript army. As he encounters the Samurai traditions, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of ho...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 43 Critic Reviews
55
44% Positive
19 Reviews
47% Mixed
20 Reviews
9% Negative
4 Reviews

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 43 Critic Reviews
55
44% Positive
19 Reviews
47% Mixed
20 Reviews
9% Negative
4 Reviews

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 362 User Ratings
8.2
85% Positive
307 Ratings
13% Mixed
46 Ratings
2% Negative
9 Ratings

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 362 User Ratings
8.2
85% Positive
307 Ratings
13% Mixed
46 Ratings
2% Negative
9 Ratings

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Production Company Warner Bros., The Bedford Falls Company, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures
Release Date Dec 5, 2003
Duration 2 h 34 m
Rating R
Tagline In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior.
Academy Awards, USA
4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
3 Nominations
Satellite Awards
• 4 Wins & 10 Nominations