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The Last Samurai Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

does honor traditional Japanese culture and ideals and make them accessible to a wider audience

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B-

May 14, 2012
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Outstanding action and performance; lots of blood.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the best films of 2003.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Cole Smithey

More than anything else, "The Last Samurai" is the current Tom Cruise vehicle, and the actor's capacity to wrestle the story to his own demands is an impressive testament to his multifaceted perfectionist skills.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

April 18, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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It's easy to stand back and wax ironic about The Last Samurai. But it's not all that difficult to succumb to its full-spirited romanticism either.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 25, 2008
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine

As brisk as it is rich, The Last Samurai is much more fun than a mere history lesson.

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

April 1, 2006
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat

Zwick has an ace up his sleeve, in addition to all the glorious scenery and pulse-pounding battles, and that's Ken Watanabe.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Mark Sells
Film Threat

A harrowing tale of honor, simple beauty, self-discovery, and ferocious conviction.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 5, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

| Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has to take into account is the sheer power of the show, the way The Last Samurai can sweep up the susceptible and the willing.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B+

January 27, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

The standout performance is Ken Watanabe as the charismatic Samurai leader, reminiscent of Yul Brynner in looks and demeanor.

| Original Score: B+

October 23, 2004
Tony Medley

The story is good, the battle scenes realistic, and this is Cruise's best performance to date.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

October 7, 2004
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The Last Samurai is an idyll in which the savageries of existence are transcended by spiritual devotion. That's a beautiful dream, and it gives the film a deep pleasingness, but the fullness of life and its blackest ambiguities are sacrificed.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Joe Utichi

It is definitely a treat for the eyes and ears and well worth a trip to the cinema to see.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 81/100

July 20, 2004
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
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
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
Alain Silver
Senses of Cinema
February 25, 2004
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Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 5, 2003
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