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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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Empire

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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Variety

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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25

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a movie of pointless scenes.
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RogerEbert.com

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 Movie........WOW

By AREZMANUEL
Although a bit slow in the beginning.....u quickly start to get involved with the movie and the main actor (Keanu Reeves) journey from childhood. Movie takes u on an awesome ride from magical to...

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...

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....

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....

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...

Best parts were in the trailer

By Ralegalvideo
Went in with low expectations... and typically if professional critics pan a movie ill usually like it.... this time... wow. It was just bad... forced plot... and focus group style storytelling....

Better than you think

By rdunlap
Despite lack luster reviews and no word of mouth, I went to a 3D showing of "47 Ronin" this afternoon. While only paying slight homage to the legendary tale of the masterless Samurai, I found this...

Moments with a lot of slow

By tbuccelli
One of my sons wanted to see this based upon the previews - unfortunately, those seemed to be the exciting parts, and thats about it. The movie had an interesting story, but if you were going 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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