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13 Assassins Reviews

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May 19, 2016
... a superbly executed but straightforward men on a mission film where the increasingly outmoded ideals of duty and honor and meaning through sacrifice are at the heart of the matter.
October 7, 2015
Mr. Miike has done such a remarkable job with the overall saga and the characters that one can't help but become emotionally invested.
May 3, 2015
Phenomenally entertaining. A ripping old-school yarn.
November 7, 2013
Culminates in a riveting, ingeniously plotted, and inventively shot 45-minute battle scene.
June 23, 2013
Miike shows us the absurdity of war by showing us the thrill of war.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 10, 2013
Entirely too long, but the samurai game of cat and mouse, the strategizing, is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2012
...a big movie that will overwhelm you with its scope, and it's hard to imagine anyone topping it any time soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 18, 2012
Consegue combinar uma abordagem mais clássica, tradicional, aos toques de violência bizarra típicas da filmografia de Miike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2012
13 Assassins evokes a classic filmmaking style sharpened by Takashi Miike's modern energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 3, 2012
A much fresher experience than would seem likely for such a well-trod genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 15, 2011
Miike's sadistic fetishization of violence and suffering is nowhere in evidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 7, 2011
A wildly entertaining blockbuster that should appeal outside the extreme Asian cinema niche market.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2011
I've seen enough of these samurai films to be in a position to say this one could be a considered a classic of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 20, 2011
Though it might look like a Kurosawa film, Miike brings to it a subversive edge of greater proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 14, 2011
The excessive mind of Japanese director Takashi Miike (Audition; Ichi the Killer) throttles back the gore to deliver a disciplined, refreshingly grounded samurai action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 13, 2011
Miike plays it by the age-old rules, and the result, while undeniably entertaining, is unexpectedly tame, at least by Miike standards
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
September 13, 2011
The once dormant samurai movie is rejuvenated in 13 Assassins, a spirited and violent romp which delves into the honour and savagery of samurai ideology.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2011
13 Assassins looks at honour from many angles, without becoming simplistic. Ichii hasn't lost his edge after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2011
I was engrossed by this film because it had tactics, strategy and characterisation.
September 8, 2011
The sense of loss, of waste, for a society, a culture, is just heartbreaking. That feeling is something special in a 21st century action picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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