• Released
  • December 25, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 59 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 2,451 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Outcast samurai seek revenge upon a treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished them.

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Critic Ratings

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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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50

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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50

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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40

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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30

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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25

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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25

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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20

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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47 RONIN

By jennkoehn
This is a great movie!! We didn't know what to expect. It is filled with history, action, love and honor. It is quite a ride and you will come out saying "WOW"!! I recommend anyone go see this. ...

By kdeea
I went in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Maybe the 3D helped but I enjoyed the cinematography and the overall feel of the movie. This isn't a ground breaker and if you are hard...

If you are into swords fights - must see.

By gelox
Swords! Great movie, really liked!...

Epic lameness

By superladygeneva
this film is long, poorly written and over all not worth the time to go see it....

By nicolek1893
This movie was beautifully done, will definitely buy it when it comes out on DVD!...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, 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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