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A.k.a.
The Twilight Samurai
Year
2002
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Yôji Yamada
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
17,501
Checks
1,817
Favs
279
Dislikes
11
Favs/checks
15.4% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
25:1
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  1. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Well, I wasn't too fond of the romance aspects but I liked everything else. Very beautiful film. It was a great take on the era of the waning Shogunate. The little details, the village, music and the visuals made the film for me.

    Hiroyuki Sanada is one hell of an actor and his performance is the absolute high point of the film though. His character was the very definition of a low-key samurai. The film in general also had a very quiet and subtle feel to it. It was a very relaxing watch.

    The ending was a disappointment though, it felt quite pedestrian despite the well set up duel.
    4 years 5 months ago
  2. bellus_nox's avatar

    bellus_nox

    Gorgeous, gorgeous film. Hiroyuki Sanada has done some amazing work, but this is by far his best performance. 6 years 9 months ago
  3. interpol28's avatar

    interpol28

    What a fantastic movie 9 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #21 in History
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  2. This movie ranks #51 in Patrick Galloway's guide to samurai films
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  3. This movie ranks #104 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
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  4. This movie ranks #141 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  5. This movie ranks #149 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  6. This movie ranks #246 in Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees
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  7. This movie ranks #788 in Doubling the Canon
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