100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Seibei's story is told by director Yoji Yamada in muted tones and colors, beautifully re-creating a feudal village that still retains its architecture, its customs, its ancient values, even as the economy is making its way of life obsolete.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a samurai, for all his somber discipline and skill, is also a touching and complicated ordinary man.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Deeply affecting.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Reflective, touching, intimate portrait of a samurai facing action in his waning years.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Twilight is a great samurai film in the way that "Unforgiven," "The Gunfighter" or "Will Penny"--all muted, somber films about aging gunfighters--are great westerns.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are a few fight scenes, but they're as unshowy as the rest of this restrained film. If your warrior ideal is Uma Thurman in "Kill Bill," you may not have the patience this gentle story demands of its viewers.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Timeless.
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Not for those with limited attention spans, though there's never a dull moment.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The anti-"Kill Bill." This is an old man's movie in all the good ways: gentle, humanistic, rich with observation, quietly aware of all that can't be solved by the sword.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Although the pace is slow, "Twilight" is a moving account of a family in crisis and the love that provides a short window of happiness for the father.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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