Samurai Rebellion Reviews

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March 26, 2009

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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June 16, 2006

The film's escalation of tension is almost unbearable, and Mifune erupts with a ferocity that's as righteous as it is ultimately tragic, for Kobayashi refuses to soften the film's devastating imbalance of power.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chuck Stephens
Village Voice
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August 16, 2005

Austerely anti-authoritarian.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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October 23, 2004

As extreme a samurai film as I've seen in both senses (the ethics and the violence), and one of the best.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4