Samurai Rebellion
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A father and son prepare to die for their beliefs in this historical drama set in 18th century Japan. While Isaburo Sasahara (Toshiro Mifune) has been loyal to Japan's feudal system all his life, his beliefs begin to change when the local rulers demand that his son Yogoro (Go Kato) give up his bride, who has bore a child that will come to power upon the death of the current ruler. Yogoro dearly loves his wife, and Isaburo respects his daughter-in-law and does not want to be separated from his grandson. When Yogoro refuses to part with his wife and child, he and Isaburo are ordered to kill… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's escalation of tension is almost unbearable, and Mifune erupts with a ferocity that's as righteous as it is ultimately tragic, for Kobayashi refuses to soften the film's devastating imbalance of power."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"It is obvious that it will end in violence, but the violence is a long time coming. I kept wondering why they didn't just get on with it."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Austerely anti-authoritarian."
‑ Chuck Stephens, Village Voice
"As powerful, meditative, and gripping as anything Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, or other Japanese masters have created."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"As extreme a samurai film as I've seen in both senses (the ethics and the violence), and one of the best."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A well-made Toshiro Mifune' vehicle about class system injustice in Feudal Japan. Slow at first, but builds to an action-packed finale'."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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