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13 Assassins


Rated R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 04/29/2011 , 126min.
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December 31, 2011
Yuck. Cheap, sensationalist dreck pretending to be high art. I love martial arts movies, and couldn't even watch the whole thing.
December 30, 2011
Shallow remake of the 7 Samurai by a director who substituted bloody martial arts action and grotesque sexual deviancy for skillful story telling and drama. Any comparison to Kurosawa is an insult to Kurosawa.
July 27, 2011
May 09, 2011
is good very good :)
May 02, 2011
I went to this movie with extremely high hopes based on its reviews. It fulfilled none of them. Boring exposition, strangely choreographed fight scenes, bad effects, horrible sound. The viewer never gets to know any of the 13 assassins, the lead protagonist, or the story as a whole. If you want to see a good samurai film, might I suggest Akira Kurosawa?

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Washington Post
Does Guinness World Records have an entry for longest on-screen fight? If it doesn't, Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins just set it. And if a record actually exists, Miike's film just broke it. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Right makes might in Takashi Miike's excellent-and exceedingly violent-remake of a 1966 Japanese classic by Eiichi Kudo. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
A classically structured rampage that bears serious comparison to the definitive greats of Akira Kurosawa, 13 Assassins will floor connoisseurs of action, mood and the dignity of a pissed-off scowl. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Few filmmakers juxtapose cruelty and beauty as audaciously as Japan's Takashi Miike. A master director with great style and panache, Miike's latest, 13 Assassins, is a classic samurai movie, right up there among the finest in the genre. Full Review
Leslie Felperin
This at first slow-moving and then wildly kinetic actioner possesses a cool classicism that will appeal to offshore audiences as well as those at home. Full Review
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