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Ninja Scroll Reviews

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December 6, 2012
What dazzles most is the contrast between the beautifully rendered, pastoral backdrops of crags, waterfalls, forests, and temples, and the gruesome, stylized violence that takes place against them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
A wandering ronin takes on a posse of supernatural ninjas in a whipcracking race that never lets reality get in the way of a hearty bout of blood-lettting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
Its baroque sadism and sexism hasn't aged well, but it still packs a visceral kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2012
There is so much going on here, that the film's total lack of subtext - or, more generously, its pure escapism - only sinks in afterwards. It may be a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing - but all that demon-whupping sure is fun.
November 20, 2012
What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in often dazzling animation ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2012
One of the most influential animes ever made ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2010
Characters zip through the trees and move quick as a flash; there's a real sense of speed and weight to these scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2003
Teenage boys beware: this is NOT a date movie . . .
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
February 18, 2003
Ranks high among the classics of Japanese animation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 29, 2012
For those seeking the best ninja/samurai action on screen, there are dozens of live action movies either directed by Akira Kurosawa or based on manga by Kazuo Koike that are much better films than Ninja Scroll.
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