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47 Ronin 3D Synopsis
Outcast samurai seek revenge upon a treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished them.

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By Kim Newman
Perhaps a folly and – Kikuchi aside - too deadpan to be a romp, this is still a decent, colourful samurai spectacle with a classical look...
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
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,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the visuals are lovely to behold, this unremarkable version of the classic 18th century Japanese legend is stiff and uninvolving.
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By Peter Debruge
As impressive as these visual elements prove to be, the film struggles to grab and maintain audiences’ interest, whether or not they know...
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The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
47 Ronin can’t entirely paper over the void at its center, traceable partly to the shadowboxing of computer-aided filmmaking or studio...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
It falls short on character definition, emotional involvement, narrative drive and originality.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a movie of pointless scenes.
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By Simon Abrams
In spite of its enjoyable, easy-to-exploit aspects, 47 Ronin is a big budget spectacle hamstrung by its need to be at once flippant and...
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Slant Magazine

By Kenji Fujishima
This botched vision accepts the warrior's nobility at face value and sees the story merely as a springboard for high-flying action and CGI...
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The basics of the story remain unchanged, but it’s the wanna-be-blockbuster additions that rankle, be it the incoherent direction of...
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Go see it with no expectations and you will have a great time!

By The Happy Anarchist
One of the critics said the actors were too deadpan. Umm they're supposed to be Samurai. Hello? Anyway.... The costumes are colorful, completely over the top, and bizarre; the backdrops looks like...

Great in Theatres

By sdmcmm155
While it was not what I expected, I did love the movie and would recommend seeing it in theaters. I do not think the tv could do it justice....

Good Hollywood action film

By pyrotek18
As far as a manly action film this is good. Not sure if all the critics saw a different version this I but the action was good the CG was good. The acting was what I expected....

Nearly A Waste Of Time..

By movie-pro
I generally like these types of movies, but I just could not get into this one. Alot of the dialog was very hard to understand and one of those kinda movies that's always dark or misty. Might make a...

Great movie

By ttl650dc
Movie was good. There were some slow scenes but overall a great movie to see. Don't know who ever reviewed the movie are stupid for giving it bad reviews for. If you like sci-fi with action then you...

Entertaining but missing something

By ccdiamonds
Ok movie. The samurai - love story- magic story line probably looked great on paper, but they tried to squeeze in too much. It felt like it was a much longer movie that had been cut down to fit the...

Not as bad as the critics make it out to be. Form your own opinion on this one.

By vegita2201
I went into this thinking this was going to be one of the worst movies that I saw this year. This was due to the reviews that I read before going to see this film. I am not saying that this was...

Too long and quite frankly, boring

By Quickfeet32
The movie was very long, very short character development. The plot was very predictable and unfortunately used before and in the past. There was one character who had the skeleton tattoos that...

Solid Actioner

By jbodre
47 Ronin was a solid action movie base in Japan. The story was interesting, some of the action scenes were nice, the acting and directing were solid. The best part of the movie was seeing Keanu...

Don't let the haters stop you

By freejacq
Go see the movie with an open mind. Ignore the inaccuracies in costuming, set, etc. and just take the movie in for what it is meant to be: a holiday action flick with special effects that appeals to...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Sequences of Violence, Some Disturbing Images, Intense Sequences of Action and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Lifeless take on classic tale with bloodless martial arts.
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