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Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Amusing, melancholy, and meditative, Ghost Dog is a modern classic of the hit man genre.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Jarmusch's original film, which deconstructs the mobster genre as seen through the eyes of a Samurai, is by turn eccentric, mysterious, and mythical, defying viewers expectations

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

February 3, 2011
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

One of the coolest movies to come down the pike in years.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

February 13, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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At once a tribute to traditional notions of honour, loyalty, friendship and professionalism, and a stylish, ironic pastiche inspired by the likes of Melville and Suzuki, it's very funny, insightful, and highly original.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Jarmusch blends these disparate themes into a cohesive film that combines humor and truly unique characters with Eastern philosophy, mobster flick and shoot-'em-up western.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 9, 2005
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually creative film with a remarkable use of color and music.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

January 24, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

I can scarcely think of ways to improve this engrossing, original, near-brilliant production.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B+

May 22, 2003
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

Ghost Dog himself is so remote and focused on his path, it's hard to drum up a lot of identification or sympathy.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

An act of pure, unadulterated creativity that boasts its narrative gambles and poetic whimsy as badges of honor... One of the most improbably gorgeous films of the year.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: A

January 10, 2003
Chris Gore
Film Threat

Jarmusch and Whitaker are masters at work proving once again that you don't need a huge budget to tell a meaningful story.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 8, 2002
Xan Brooks
Sight and Sound

This is a picture by turns amusing and melancholic, sweet-centred and dark-edged.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...I was lulled by the relaxed storytelling.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

November 12, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

It reminded me how vibrantly original an honest-to-God independent film can be.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine

The solitary Ghost Dog remains too remote a figure to sustain much interest, and certain elements of the film do not fit well together.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A handsomely shot, cool-sounding head-scratcher of a film that probably isn't worth the wear on the fingernails.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Little details, as well as Whitaker's performance ... elevate this film.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 28, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

It's a bit somnolent, but the interactions between Whitaker and his mob bosses strike a few sparks.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's a small, offbeat, extremely well-crafted little film that's full of terrific touches. It's also the funniest mob comedy in years.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 10, 2001
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Smart, engaging, and weirdly cool, Ghost Dog defies easy pigeonholing in favor of a complexity all its own.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: B+

October 24, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

Less a pastiche than a mastermix from a cinematic DJ at the height of his formalist powers, Ghost Dog is pretty ill -- but it's not evil.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine

September 10, 2001
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