Slick well done period flick. yes its subtitled, get over and enjoy an immensely good action movie.
Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a s... read more
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Release Date: April 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
Stats: 2,143 reviews
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August 26, 2011
August 9, 2013
Even though it starts out slowly, the film only takes two gruesome scenes to establish the bad guy as monster. What follows is a lot of recruiting and planning by the 13 Ronin that decide to take him out. That's not particularly exciting but lays a perfect ground for a finale fur...
July 10, 2013
When a brutal sociopath becomes next in line to take power over a then peaceful Japan, a small group of samurai are dispatched to prevent him from reaching his kingdom and taking the throne. Takashi Miike is no stranger to blood and guts and so it was almost inevitable that he wo...
May 31, 2013
A ridiculously entertaining and breathtaking action masterpiece. A poetic, bloody, epic, unforgettable and remarkably relentless piece of genius from cult filmmaker, Director, Takashi Miike. A bold, savage and insanely awesome movie with some of the richest, bloody and longest ba...
April 24, 2013fb732260458
An incredible period-piece Samurai film from an absolutely visionary director. Takashi Miike's masterwork.
March 9, 2012
"13 Assassins" is an exhilarating, gritty, Samurai movie that soaks you into the culture and setting. I absolutely loved the cinematography. Also, I loved the first half of the movie; though it is hard to keep up with the names and characters because of the language barrier, it r...
February 25, 2012
Much like The Dark Knight deconstructs the idea of the superhero, Miike's masterful 13 Assassins does the same with the samurai as a guardian of values in an increasingly valueless feudal Japan. The film does a fantastic job weighing the myth of the samurai as not merely an anach...
February 3, 2012
Been a long time since I've seen a samurai movie!
13 assassins go on a mission to save the public from a tyrant. Some of them are young, others aged and experienced, but all of them determined.
Seven Samurai definitely springs to mind, so if you haven't seen the old school stuff...
January 14, 2012
15/01/2012 (NetFlix PS3)
January 4, 2012
before watching this i had heard so much about how this film was a throwback to some of the great action samurai films of the 50's and 60's, and those assessments couldnt have been more true. the characters werent as compelling as i would have liked, mostly due to poor character...
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