• 47 Ronin (2013)

47 Ronin

Release Date: December 25th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

In feudal Japan, Lord Asano rules his province with fairness. However, jealous Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) fears that the shogun favors Asano over him and hatches a plot that ends with Asano's ritual suicide. After Asano's death, his samurai, led by Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), are forced to live as outcasts. Oishi wanders for several years but realizes that he must turn to Kai (Keanu Reeves), a mixed-blood warrior he once rejected, to help him and his ronin comrades take revenge on Lord Kira.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Ko Shibasaki, Min Tanaka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jin Akanishi

Director: Carl Rinsch

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Bluegrass Films, Relativity

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Quest, Emotional, Gripping, Love interest, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Sara StewartNew York Post

    There’s little sense of urgency, or — oddly, given the film’s title — of scale. You never really think that the 47 are truly outnumbered, and the large action scenes are often just incomprehensible. show more

  • 5
    David EhrlichFilm.com

    Insufferably boring, culturally hegemonic, and profoundly ugly. show more

  • 30
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It falls short on character definition, emotional involvement, narrative drive and originality. show more

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