Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Synopsis
A hit man (Forest Whitaker) must fend for his life against his boss (John Tormey).
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Jim Jarmusch has come up with something strange and amazing.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
A thoroughly absorbing, even transfixing, journey to a future that may already be upon us.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Perversely funny.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
The result has the dingy grace of pigeons flying across an urban wasteland.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Whitaker's acting is highly creative and Jarmusch's filmmaking is as elegant and original as ever.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Weirdly intriguing.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's fun, but not obvious fun.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Best when it's playful, toying with the fact that the Mafia has in a single generation been transmogrified from myth to joke.
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63

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
The movie is still too solemn.
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52

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Likable, but frustratingly lazy, Ghost Dog has coolness running all through it, but little substance.
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Rated R | For Strong Violence and Language