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A.k.a.
Samurai Rebellion
Year
1967
Runtime
128 min.
Director
Masaki Kobayashi
Genres
Drama, History
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
6,793
Checks
1,227
Favs
211
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
17.2% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
35:1
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  1. ReVision's avatar

    ReVision

    Not quite as good as Seppuku (Harakiri) but still an amazing movie! 5 years 10 months ago
  2. RICH020669's avatar

    RICH020669

    It'd be nice if they added the alternate titles. At the very least the most known name for the movie, Samurai Rebellion. 6 years 6 months ago
  3. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Now, this movie is not on the same level as Seppuku or Kurosawa but it is still a really solid and brilliant movie. It is heavy on historical accuracy and authenticity, as opposed to deeper philosophical conundrums and heavy characterization one might expect from some samurai films.

    Still, it offers probably one of the best views on the samurai feudal system and its ethics at that time, and what the vassals had to put through. So to say, you might actually need to have some interest in that historical period to completely enjoy this piece. I am willing to bet many people won't be enjoying seeing people mostly just sitting and talking over the proceedings and moral dilemmas they encounter. This movie still has excellent cinematography and a explosive final act to keep others entertained.

    The movie had slight problems. For once, I would have preferred the movie to be actually longer. I think the flow of the film was a bit too fast. Another issue I had was with Tatewaki. Way too small of a role. His relationship with Isaburo wasn't established well enough. While their last duel was fantastic, I wanted more from them, and I really wanted more screen time for Tasuya Nakadai.

    All in all, a very good piece and I certainly wasn't bored. Not an instant masterpiece like Seppuku, but it was interesting and exceptionally well made. This movie definitely warrants many rewatches.
    3 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in Patrick Galloway's guide to samurai films
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  2. This movie ranks #65 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  3. This movie ranks #113 in Doubling the Canon
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  4. This movie ranks #293 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  5. This movie ranks #336 in The Criterion Collection
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