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13 Assassins (2011)



Critic Consensus: Takashi Miike's electric remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 period action film is a wild spectacle executed with killer, dizzying panache.

Movie Info

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 sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future. --(c) Magnet Picturesmore
Rating: R (for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity)
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Kaneo Ikegami, Shoichiro Ikemiya, Daisuke Tengan, Takashi Miike
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 5, 2011
Box Office: $0.8M
Magnet Releasing - Official Site


Koji Yakusho
as Shinzaemon Shimada
Takayuki Yamada
as Shinrokuro (Shinzaem...
Yusuke Iseya
as Koyata (13th Assassi...
Goro Inagaki
as Lord Naritsugu Matsu...
Masachika Ichimura
as Hanbei Kitou (Narits...
Mikijiro Hira
as Sir Doi (Top Shogun ...
Ikki Sawamura
as Mitsuhashi
Arata Furuta
as Sahara (Samurai Who ...
Tsuyoshi Ihara
as Hirayama (Shinzaemon...
Masataka Kubota
as Ogura (The Youngest ...
Sousuke Takaoka
as Hioki (Kuranaga's Su...
Seiji Rokkaku
as Otake (Kuranaga's Su...
Kouen Kondo
as Horii (Mitsuhashi's ...
Yuma Ishigaki
as Higuchi (Mitsuhashi'...
Kazue Fukiishi
as Tsuya/Upashi (Shinro...
Koshiro Matsumoto
as Yukie Makino (Lord O...
Mitsuki Tanimura
as Chise Makino (Uneme'...
Takumi Saito
as Uneme Makino
Shinnosuke Abe
as Genshiro Deguchi (Se...
Masaaki Uchino
as Zusho Mamiya (Akashi...
Ken Mitsuishi
as Asakawa (Naritsugu's...
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Critic Reviews for 13 Assassins

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (26)

Mr. Miike has done such a remarkable job with the overall saga and the characters that one can't help but become emotionally invested.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

Phenomenally entertaining. A ripping old-school yarn.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Culminates in a riveting, ingeniously plotted, and inventively shot 45-minute battle scene.

Full Review… | November 7, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Miike shows us the absurdity of war by showing us the thrill of war.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

Entirely too long, but the samurai game of cat and mouse, the strategizing, is fascinating.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Tribune News Service

...a big movie that will overwhelm you with its scope, and it's hard to imagine anyone topping it any time soon.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012

Audience Reviews for 13 Assassins

Slick well done period flick. yes its subtitled, get over and enjoy an immensely good action movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

I wish the film had taken some time to explore more the 13 assassins, at least to make us able to better distinguish them in the exhilarating final battle, but still Miike crafts a gorgeous and extremely intense samurai epic in the best tradition of the genre.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Beautiful and brutal, chock full of tragic meaning. Lord Naritsugu is possibly the most hateful villain I've met yet; he makes Joffrey Baratheon look like an amateur.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

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