Written December 30, 2013
It is amazing that Keanu Reeves has made a career in acting by never smiling in a movie. This movie is a cross between Romeo and Juliet, the Last Samurai, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Almost all of the actors from The Last Samurai, but the magic and fighting from Crouching Tiger. Maybe a little of Westside Story. Honor and love for Reeves' character becomes linked with the honor of the ronin. Could have been made more believable. Ronin are samurai without a leader. It is based on a real story. I like the genre and the samurai culture - so the movie had appeal for me.
Written July 01, 2016
Movie was good and I would watch it again. Historic action movie without just relying on blood and gore, with a bit of mystical twists. Acting was good. Not for young kids due to the violence.
Written May 25, 2017
The critics who said NO obviously did not appreciate the historical depiction of ancient Japanese culture. It was worth it! Good mix of medieval Japanese society and ancient mythological presentation. Nicely threads in what might be viewed as alien race among humanity and the possibility they existed among some of our ancient cultures.
Written December 31, 2013
It was a good movie about honor and sacrifice. Interesting weave about magic and mysticism, but I wished they explained it a bit more. But still a good movie.
Written January 20, 2017
I really enjoyed this EPIC movie. The scenary and costumes were excellent! Adding magic to the story made it interesting and provided cool visual effects. I wish it was being shown in the big theaters - it really deserves the IMAX/2 story theaters.