Six-String Samurai (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Six-String Samurai (1998)

Six-String Samurai




Critic Consensus: A quirky, energetic sci-fi adventure.

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This post-apocalyptic desert spectacle of swords, adventure and rock n' roll wowed audiences at the Slamdance and South X Southwest Festivals. The King is dead. After ruling for more than 40 years from Lost Vegas, Elvis Presley has left America without its leader. Who will become king? With every sword-brandishing, guitar-playing dreamer on the road to Vegas, it's a crowded path to the top. The "Six-String Samurai" is Buddy, a guitar player on his way to Lost Vegas to claim the throne.more
Rating: PG-13 (for martial arts and swordfight violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Falcon, Lance Mungia, Jeffrey Falcon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 23, 1999
Palm Pictures


Monti Ellison
as Head Pin Pal
Richard McGuire
as Cantina Owner
Zuma Jay
as Car Guy
Lex Lang
as Voice of Death
Dan Barton
as Ward Cleaver
Lora Witty
as Harriet Cleaver
John Sakisian
as Russian General
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Critic Reviews for Six-String Samurai

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

'Vegas needs a new king.' That, right there, is all you need to know plotwise of this ridiculously fun no-budget actioner.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009

Will remain an obscure and sequel-less cult classic, having achieved that status out of sheer weirdness rather than greatness.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003

So here's two good performers and a good idea, gorgeous camera work....and nothing else. The idea was funny but I thought it was executed poorly at times.

Full Review… | June 14, 2001

Audience Reviews for Six-String Samurai


Samurai and rock musician Buddy (martial artist Jeffery Falcon, a dead ringer for Buddy Holly) travels the post-apocalyptic wasteland, heading to Vegas with the other rock and rollers in a bid to assume the throne left vacant by the dead Elvis. In terms of the setting and concept, this blazingly original and well-crafted movie is so different and unique that you desperately want to fall in love with it, but the layers upon layers of stylization are just so damn thick you end up feeling alienated from the world rather than drawn inside it. Lots of people fall in love anyway, and it's worth taking a chance for fans of cult movies.

Greg S

Super Reviewer


It's The Road Warrior Picture Show with a Buddy Holly doing his best Toshiro Mifune starring in a Sergio Leone gang picture set in a fantasy future, directed with the flash of a Hong Kong action flick and the nice and slow style of a samurai film and I was still bored

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer


This movie is a wonderful experience - the cinematography is stunning, the fights exquisite and the music perfect. One of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences of all time; I'd recommend it to anyone with an open mind about movies.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

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