Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) Reviews

October 4, 2018
It's quite ironic that a film about immortality will prove to have very little longevity in the minds of cinema goers.
December 11, 2017
I've a high tolerance for samurai films, but Blade of the Immortal did not charm me.
December 7, 2017
The point of it all? Nothing more than a flash of steel in the darkness, it seems.
November 17, 2017
Swords are drawn, guts are spilled, and so forth, but it feels as if the man who made the all-timers Ichi the Killer and Dead or Alive 2: Birds is merely going through the motions.
November 10, 2017
it delivers for Miike devotees, although the film itself needs to be sliced.
November 8, 2017
This results in an adaptation that should be an exciting film of revenge and redemption, but feels like a quirky slog of a chambara film that we've seen before, but with extra blood.
November 2, 2017
How does a good director like Takashi misfire so badly?
October 26, 2017
[A]n interminable samurai gorefest... [Never] deviate[s] from its one emotional and tonal note, a sort of gray resignation that takes no fun in over-the-top vengeance.
October 1, 2017
This epic is a case of too too much, in the bad way.
September 26, 2017
Even as it gets a good thing going, there's just too much of it, turning something that should be a total slam dunk into an often frustrating slog.
May 23, 2017
A colossal histrionic carnage that will present a twist in the vengeful dilemma about good, evil and justification of violence. [Full review in Spanish]
May 22, 2017
Everything leaves the bittersweet feeling that the story and the director could gave much more. [Full review in Spanish]
April 28, 2017
The film suffers from the elephantiasis endemic to big-budget manga adaptations. Fans want to see their favorite characters and stories, producers oblige, and the result is a two-hour-plus running time packed with self-indulgent bloat.