Passionately directed, cinematically splendid, with a sweetly sympathetic score, all is good save for the roundup.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Cruise scores a hit in a great film with action and good story with characters you care about.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Less an exercise in Zen montage à la Kagemusha than a slightly more exotic Gone with the Wind, Zwick's epic waits more than an hour to deliver a compelling shot.
[Director Edward] Zwick has created is a samurai picture for the masses.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The Last Samurai has the look and feel of a thoughtful, epic fable, even if Hollywood tends to put its own stamp on history as it goes along.
| Original Score: 7/10
...doesn't seem particularly interested in the nuances and points of frisson that are bound to occur when East meets West.
| Original Score: 3/5
One long, faintly uninspiring experience.
| Original Score: C
[B]ig and beautiful, even if it's hard to shake the feeling that we've seen this dance before.
| Original Score: 3/4
The only 'samurai' that counts is the Hollywood top blade named Cruise.
(Cruise) rose to the occasion and eventually won me over -- or maybe the rest of the movie was good enough that I didn't mind he was in it.
| Original Score: 4/5
Some will say this blockbuster's title should be Dances With Samurai, but the performances of the Japanese cast pull more at the emotions than most.
Quien quiera ver una verdadera película de samuráis deberá ver la obra del maestro Akira Kurosawa, particularmente la maravillosa Los siete samurais (1954).
É como se, envergonhado pela falta de integridade artística de John Logan, o próprio filme houvesse decidido praticar o haraquiri a 50 minutos do final da projeção.
An often thrilling piece of oriental- meets- occidental hokum.
Zwick is attracted to the notions of victory in defeat and the romantic purity of self-sacrifice. His film is, however, a trifle earnest and overlong.
The Last Samurai delivers in ways that would have made even Akira Kurosawa himself proud.
| Original Score: 4/4
An intelligent, well-written, impressively acted and directed epic adventure movie that even manages to take some sly swipes at American Imperialism along the way.
Cruise isn't a strong enough actor to vanish into the role -- his contemporary appeal burns through the historical veneer like a laser.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
'Claro ejemplo de lo que Hollywood es capaz de hacer cuando se lo propone: un cine de alto nivel, entretenido y emocionante. De lo mejor del año'
Before you can say "I'm turning Japanese I really think so" he's learnt the way of the samurai and become Japanese in every way except that he's Tom Cruise, all American hero.
| Original Score: 2/5