But mostly it is a movie about japanese and samurai culture, telling the story of what the last of samurai had to face when their chapter had ended. It overwhelmingly gives advantages to cruise and his japan samurais, but it surprisingly does the job smoothly and deftly.
With tom cruise, ken watanabe, billy connolly, william atherton.
The last samurai movie review. You will find much stronger sexual connotations in a cw tv show than you will find in this movie. It is important to note that the movie is not intended to be historically accurate in the sense of portraying an exactly specific time or historical figure. John logan, edward zwick, marshall herskovitz director of photography:
It’s 1876, and ever since the civil war ended, he’s been fighting indians in the wild west. Hollywood — and america's — fascination with all things asian continues in edward zwick's the last samurai, a movie that successfully merges. An american military advisor embraces the samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
The last samurai is a war movie. The last samurai (2003) a spectacular historical epic, the last samurai takes a long time to tell its slow tale, but also provides plenty of heart and soul in lamenting the end of a more honourable era. Since nathan is hired to go to japan to modernize their army, wags have dubbed the film dances with samurai.
Tom cruise journeys through the japanese landscape in a state of wonderment, and springs into energetic action on cue. And, just as peter weir boards the galleon of historical accuracy with the battles in master and commander, so too. Tab murphy, with tom berenger and barbara hershey in the lead) are both films with the theme of the 'last' of warrior spirits (one is samurai, one is cheyenne).
Stars tom cruise, ken watanabe & hiroyuki sanada. It’s a decent movie but as a martial arts ‘action’ fan i got rather bored, i felt it was boring and drawn out, i did want to see more people getting sliced up. Tom cruise plays nathan algren, a boozing officer disillusioned by the civil war.
With high production values and thrilling battle scenes, the last samurai is a satisfying epic. Nathan algren is an american hired to instruct the japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him. Review of “the last samurai” (2003), historical epic based on the satsuma rebellion of 19th century japan.
The last samurai (2003) was a historical epic loosely set during the last great samurai rebellion of the meiji restoration. The battle scenes are stirring and elegantly mounted, but they are less about who wins than about what can be proven by dying. Tom cruise, ken watanabe, william atherton, chad lindberg, billy connolly, tony goldwyn, shichinosuke nakamura, koyuki director:
The last samurai cert 15 peter bradshaw. The hollywood reporter's original review is below. The epic reach of the movie is grounded in committed and thoughtful performances, especially watanabe and koyuki as taka, his sister.
It is important to remember the story takes place in the 1870s when the samurai class of japan still existed. Hiroyuki sanada, who plays a warrior here, stars in the forthcoming (and excellent) movie twilight samurai by yoji yamada, about a widower and petty. The movie does not contain nudity or sex scenes.
In the end, the last samurai is a great movie to watch without thinking. Born in the japanese province of satsuma in 1827, saigo later traveled to edo to serve under the command of daimyo. Think of the last samurai as braveheart in japan, and you’ll be close to grasping what brand of war epic this movie is.
Very sound in its depiction of old japanese customs, traditions & way of life, featuring an interesting story, convincingly performed by the cast, benefitting from impressive work by the crew, and steered by beautiful music from hans zimmer, the last samurai is a tale of romanticism vs modernism, purity vs corruption, and a conflict of two different cultures. The last samurai 2003 and the last of the dogmen (1995 d: Reviewers have also mentioned the movie's inclusion of the topic of suicide.
Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic. The movie's title foreshadows a tragic denouement, but that in no way lessens the last samurai's impact. Tom cruise portrays a united states.
The last samurai critics consensus. Nathan algren isn’t the same man he was before donning his first uniform what seems to him to be centuries ago. In this movie which would have made the taliban traitor, john walker lindh, proud, algren chooses to betray the army who employed him.
The last samurai has some outstanding action scenes and memorable performances, but its greatest strength is its scope. Edward zwick's the last samurai is about two warriors whose cultures make them aliens, but whose values make them comrades.