Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012)

From visionary auteur Takashi Miike comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai reveals yet another facet of this always-unpredictable filmmaker: a flair for compassionate, humane melodrama.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A 3-D epic that, despite its title, is more of a soap opera than a swordplay thriller.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

HK:DOAS is a beautifully artistic, yet unflinching revenge film; distorted by unnecessary 3D and 45 minutes of additional runtime.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

A quiet, narratively layered period drama with a focus squarely on character.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's an indelible picture of a cold-hearted ruling class that has allowed self-interest and hypocrisy to override its own humanity.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A cinematic work of art, presenting a world in which humanity is banished in favour of the rituals of an ever-warring people

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Miike can't seem to get enough of Hanshiro's heroics. That's not just visual excess, though.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Miike brings a formal, elegant restraint to his usual flair for wild theatrics.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It's not about Bushido, it's about its representation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
George Matalliotakis
Now, this was a totally pointless film. It adds nothing to the great original, it only downgrades every aspect of it. The incompetend actors couldn't… More
Luke Eberhard
I'm familiar with a few films from controversial Japanese film maker Takashi Miike. Last year I saw 13 Assassins in wich he was able to make the best… More