The Last Samurai



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The Last Samurai

Reviewed by: chanchi March 23, 2004

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

In The Last Samurai, Tom Cruise plays Nathan Algren, a US Army officer hired by the emperor of Japan to train the modern Japanese army to fight against a renegade group of samurai led by Ken Wantanabe, who still cling onto their way of life and refuse to modernise. Algren is captured during a bloody battle and spends the winter in Wantanabe's village, in his sister Taka's house. He finds, to his chagrin, that...

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04-12-2007 06:57 AM


This was not the best Tom Cruise film I've seen, in fact (to me) it was a bit overrated. It was interesting learning about the samurai culture but it just didnt quite reach that breaking point. Nevertheless, I was moved in several scenes such as the son being forced to cut his hair, the son dying and Wantanabe dying. I was so mad in that last scene that I just wanted to wring the neck of that general ordering the soldiers to continue fire. I dont know how he did it but somehow Tom rose out to be like the hero of the story even though I believe the sacrifices of the other samurais should be better emphasised. Overall it was an ok film and deserve at least a watching.

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