Red Sun (1972)

Red Sun


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Movie Info

In what was billed as "The First East-Meets-West Western," Toshiro Mifune plays Kuroda, a samurai warrior who accompanies a Japanese diplomat to the United States. The diplomat has brought with him a golden, jewel-encrusted sword to present as a token of good will to the president, but as they travel by train through the west, they're ambushed by a pair of outlaws, Gauche (Alain Delon) and Link (Charles Bronson). Gauche and Link steal the sword, but Link leans the hard way about his partner's … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Lawrence Roman, W. Roberts, Laird Koenig, William Roberts, Denne Bart Petitclerc
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On DVD: Jul 8, 1997

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Critic Reviews for Red Sun

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Top Critic

Red Sun is a perfectly enjoyable, character-driven adventure.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010

August 1, 2005

Full Review… | August 12, 2003

Audience Reviews for Red Sun


It's a fun western movie. The thing that made, Red Sun, don't be so good is the cliche of the tough guy, that is Charles Bronson. The story: original, screenplay: full of action, but commit some flaw. Terence Young's direction is weak, and Toshiro Mifune looks like the only thing that save Red Sun. Good film...

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

If theres one thing worse than dodging ruthless criminals, blood-thirsty Indians, and a crazy blonde hooker....its themselves! An unlikley pair must team-up in order to get the same thing....revenge and loot! A perfectly acted, bloody tale that'll leave you breathless. Just wonderful!

Corey Wood

Super Reviewer


All-star, fitfully entertaining Western has an interesting premise - samurai vs. cowboys - but ultimately wastes the considerable talents of the great Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. Charles Bronson has another of those offbeat-character parts that he underplays into a leading role.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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