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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)



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Mifune: The Last Samurai, a new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas' Star Wars.

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Critic Reviews for Mifune: The Last Samurai

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The film works best as an appetite stimulant for richer cinematic fare.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Nobody in cinema can rival the unique, electric combination of scowling power and exuberant physicality of Mifune.

January 12, 2017 | Full Review…

This concise documentary focuses largely on his artistic partnership with Akira Kurosawa but includes enough about Japan's film industry and the star's charmed life to engross fans and casual viewers alike.

January 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A smart and thoughtful examination of who the man was and how he got that way.

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Has any movie star had a harsher laugh, or more baleful stare, than Toshiro Mifune? He needed no words to have an impact onscreen. He just needed to be.

December 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A dutiful and diverting but rather bare-bones documentary portrait ...

November 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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