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The Last Samurai Reviews

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Passionately directed, cinematically splendid, with a sweetly sympathetic score, all is good save for the roundup.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2004
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum

Tom Cruise scores a hit in a great film with action and good story with characters you care about.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2004
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

May 19, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

[Director Edward] Zwick has created is a samurai picture for the masses.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

April 20, 2004
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)

...doesn't seem particularly interested in the nuances and points of frisson that are bound to occur when East meets West.

Full Review Source: Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL) | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2004
Brian Orndorf

One long, faintly uninspiring experience.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

March 16, 2004
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun

[B]ig and beautiful, even if it's hard to shake the feeling that we've seen this dance before.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 28, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

The only 'samurai' that counts is the Hollywood top blade named Cruise.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 27, 2004
Brian Mckay

(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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2004
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

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.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2004
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Quien quiera ver una verdadera película de samuráis deberá ver la obra del maestro Akira Kurosawa, particularmente la maravillosa Los siete samurais (1954).

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total

January 25, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

January 17, 2004
Jason Anderson

An often thrilling piece of oriental- meets- occidental hokum.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2004
Philip French

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.

Full Review Source: Guardian

January 15, 2004
David Keyes

The Last Samurai delivers in ways that would have made even Akira Kurosawa himself proud.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

January 12, 2004
Matthew Turner

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.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

January 10, 2004
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Cruise isn't a strong enough actor to vanish into the role -- his contemporary appeal burns through the historical veneer like a laser.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 9, 2004

'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'

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 9, 2004
Annette Dasey

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.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 2/5

January 9, 2004
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