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13 Assassins
8.2 out of 10

13 Assassins

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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 9
9.0
Extras 7
7.0

Great film but ...

theonemacduff, blu-ray.com
14 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Magnolia chose to cut out a whole sub-plot. From the deleted scenes it's clear that Koyata the hunter is indeed a woodland spirit, a tanuki. The only reason that in the Magnolia cut it seems "open to interpretation" is because Magnolia cut out all the scenes that signal his real nature, for example,...
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Noisy-Ninja, Metacritic
17 July 2012
  • Summary: Great movie; watched it twice already. It's along the lines of Seven Samurai or Magnificent Seven. I always enjoy stories about the Japanese feudal culture; this one has a good story, acting, and vibrant scenes. I strongly recommend if you are into Asian action.
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Halfwelshman, Metacritic
30 March 2012
  • Summary: 13 Assassins works on numerous levels, as a sumptuously rich period drama, as an action-packed historical epic, as a complex political thriller and as a moral tale of revenge and honour.
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wheretoma, Metacritic
17 December 2011
  • Summary: Granted, i watched it at midnight, the only showing in our area. Still, the movie was engaging. There is a deep level of violence that will be difficult for most - think kill bill. The story however unfolds brilliantly and somehow i don't think i noticed the time pass.
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Metacritic
26 November 2011
  • Summary: Well, a really good job (artistic/casting/story..). A very good reference in this genre, and a bit of fantasy with some details. I think this is an excellent mix of Samurai movies and some manga spirit (samurai shamploo...etc). Not a revolution in this type, so 8/10, but just great.
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DLUHN84, Metacritic
22 August 2011
  • Summary: Right away you could tell it should be taken seriously. Nothing fantastical or Hollywood about it. Very well shot and has an excellent story, as well as, enthralling dialogue. You are so invested in the story that when the action arrives it seems like a bonus.
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jon44, Metacritic
18 August 2011
  • Summary: I found this incredible tedious. You've seen all the action sequences before (and the ones you haven't don't come off well--flaming, low-budget, CGI warthogs, for example) and there's just not a lot of substance or real themes here.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 10
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Extras 5
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One of the finest samurai flicks!

wafi, blu-ray.com
16 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Suffice to say they don't make movies like this anymore! 13 Assassins harkens back to the days of Seven Samurai and its likes of Western action films from the 60s-70s. Small wonder its getting rave reviews everywhere. Definitely recommend it but suggest a strong stomach when it comes to violence.
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Movie overall 9
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Extras 6
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"I shall accomplish your task... with magnificence"

Eraserheaddf, blu-ray.com
7 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Takashi Miike takes his style of story telling to a different level here. And wonderfully so. This has got to be one of the best samurai films ever made. The story itself is fairly simple. It's the characters that make up it's complexity. And all the performances are amazing.
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Movie overall 8
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Extras 4
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With Death Comes Gratitude For Life

kpkelley, blu-ray.com
7 July 2011
  • Excerpt: A Remake of a 60s Samurai film of the same name, 13 Assassins follows Shinzaemon Shimada as he is tasked to bring Lord Naritsugu to justice. The film plays out similarly to Seven Samurai, we are introduced to the Samurai and then they find themselves establishing a stronghold in a small village.
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