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The Last Samurai Reviews

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June 23, 2004
Think of it as Cruise's Dances With Swords.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 15, 2004
Passionately directed, cinematically splendid, with a sweetly sympathetic score, all is good save for the roundup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2004
Tom Cruise scores a hit in a great film with action and good story with characters you care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 19, 2004
Less an exercise in Zen montage à la Kagemusha than a slightly more exotic Gone with the Wind, Zwick's epic waits more than an hour to deliver a compelling shot.
May 14, 2004
[Director Edward] Zwick has created is a samurai picture for the masses.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 9, 2004
The Last Samurai is another Tom Cruise triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 20, 2004
The Last Samurai has the look and feel of a thoughtful, epic fable, even if Hollywood tends to put its own stamp on history as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 7, 2004
...doesn't seem particularly interested in the nuances and points of frisson that are bound to occur when East meets West.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2004
One long, faintly uninspiring experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 28, 2004
[B]ig and beautiful, even if it's hard to shake the feeling that we've seen this dance before.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2004
The only 'samurai' that counts is the Hollywood top blade named Cruise.
February 21, 2004
(Cruise) rose to the occasion and eventually won me over -- or maybe the rest of the movie was good enough that I didn't mind he was in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2004
Some will say this blockbuster's title should be Dances With Samurai, but the performances of the Japanese cast pull more at the emotions than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2004
Quien quiera ver una verdadera película de samuráis deberá ver la obra del maestro Akira Kurosawa, particularmente la maravillosa Los siete samurais (1954).
January 17, 2004
É como se, envergonhado pela falta de integridade artística de John Logan, o próprio filme houvesse decidido praticar o haraquiri a 50 minutos do final da projeção.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2004
Zwick is attracted to the notions of victory in defeat and the romantic purity of self-sacrifice. His film is, however, a trifle earnest and overlong.
January 15, 2004
An often thrilling piece of oriental- meets- occidental hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2004
The Last Samurai delivers in ways that would have made even Akira Kurosawa himself proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2004
An intelligent, well-written, impressively acted and directed epic adventure movie that even manages to take some sly swipes at American Imperialism along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2004
Cruise isn't a strong enough actor to vanish into the role -- his contemporary appeal burns through the historical veneer like a laser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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