Skip to main content

R| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
A lower-class samurai, named Katagiri, secretly loves Kie, a servant in his family's household. Eventually their perception of honor forces them to part, and he must turn his focus toward a disheartening task. His old friend, Yaichiro Hazama, has been fomenting rebellion against the government, and Katagiri must hunt him down and kill him.

Cast: Masatoshi Nagase , Takako Matsu , Hidetaka Yoshioka , Yukiyoshi Ozawa , Tomoko Obata , Reiko Takashima , Min Tanaka , Nenji Kobayashi

Director: Yôji Yamada

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Tartan Films USA

The Hidden Blade (2004)

Release Date: June 23rd, 2006|2 hr. 12 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Deeply affecting, "Blade'' portrays an oddly elegant way of life that will soon be like the era in that other movie, "Gone With the Wind." show more

  • Both epic and intimate, this impassioned samurai drama is for anyone who's ever watched a movie and muttered, "They just don't make 'em like they used to." show more

  • Casually paced and filled with telling detail, Yamada's delicate drama with swordplay (there's not much, but what there is packs an emotional wallop) transcends its specific setting in its depiction of Katagiri's internal struggle. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

similar movies

  • Red Cliff (2008)

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

  • The Last Samurai (2003)

  • The Sea Watches (2002)

  • Gabrielle (2013)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X