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: 2,027 reviews
Flixster Reviews (2,027)
August 26, 2011
Slick well done period flick. yes its subtitled, get over and enjoy an immensely good action movie.
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
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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...
October 21, 2011
Simple Japanese action by overrated director Takashi Miike.Didn't find it thrilling or stylish at all .everything in this film such as its good and bad characters are second handed.
September 17, 2011
This was a quality action movie with good dialogue, and very graphic violence. A really long build up to a concluding battle scene, however, made me wonder whether it was ever going to happen. Well it did, and it was good...but by that time I really just wanted it over.
September 5, 2011fb1672039553
A fascinating look at a value system far removed from the west, centered around absolute servitude. Ill twists of fate can find a Samurai defending, not stopping, evil. This villain, so apethetic and empty, still makes me queasy.
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