47 Ronin
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From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"There's nothing pretty or exciting about this movie (inexplicably, it's in 3-D), even when all anyone's doing is fighting."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Believe it or not, for all its additions, it's too respectful. You want it to be funnier, crazier."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"47 Ronin looks from the outset like a picture that went off without a hitch."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"At the helm, Rinsch turns in a movie that's deadly serious yet entirely lifeless."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Reeves does an excellent job of being a stoic servant bound by honour to reject love and embrace death. And "stoic servant" sounds a little like an actor stuck trying to make the best of a big budget film collapsing all around him, if you think about it."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"The pacing is cloddish and tone unaccountably dour."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"47 Ronin is admirably devoted to its material, but it's almost tedious to watch."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This $175million Hollywood reworking of Japan's most celebrated tale of honour and revenge is a mostly plodding affair, notwithstanding some fantastical sword-and-sorcery flourishes."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A handsome movie in many ways, but it feels like an unpolished first draft, one that can't quite decide how fantastical it wants to be."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"47 Ronin's emphasis on authenticity leaves it an altogether dour affair."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"A singular viewing experience: a multi-colored downer fantasy which combines bursts of imagination with a bleak worldview, resulting in something that rarely feels mainstream."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
"Solemn as a funeral march, humorless as your junior high principal, as Japanese as a grocery-store California roll, Keanu Reeves's let's-mope-about-and-kill-ourselves samurai drama has exactly three things going for it."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"the movie is its own worst enemy"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"There's clearly been a lot of money spent and a lot of effort (not least by the Japanese actors struggling with their English dialogue), but the results are lacklustre, stupid and that worst of cinematic crimes -- dull."
‑ Russell Edwards, sbs.com.au
"Rinsch's vision of Japan is brimming with imagination, and I found myself wishing I could spend more time there. I just don't want any of these people with me.""
‑ Andrew Johnson, Movie Mezzanine
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