Samurai Rebellion
Samurai Rebellion (1967)

In this Japanese historical drama set in 18th-century Japan, a father involved in feudal system begins to question that system when the local rulers demand that the man's son send his wife, whom the powerful family had previously… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

No one could seethe better than Mifune, but what gives the movie equal shares of exhilaration and heartbreak is the feeling that pours out of him ...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

As extreme a samurai film as I've seen in both senses (the ethics and the violence), and one of the best.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

As powerful, meditative, and gripping as anything Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, or other Japanese masters have created.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heart-felt action film that is eloquent and haunting in its reflections on the abuse of powers by the ruling class.

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Brian Mckay

A well-made Toshiro Mifune' vehicle about class system injustice in Feudal Japan. Slow at first, but builds to an action-packed finale'.

Chuck Stephens
Village Voice

Austerely anti-authoritarian.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Kickass samurai drama - maybe just a notch below Harakiri.
danny d
the end was a little upsetting, but the rebel in me was excited for this one. overall a great flick, and even the disappointing end has a redeeming moment.
Reid Volk
Oh man, don't you dare cross Toshiro Mifune. The veteran actor has amassed quite a body count during his cinematic reign in which he ruled for an… More
Stella Dallas
excellent drama about a conflict between a shogun and his vassals. mifune is great as the convention bound samurai who takes a stand.
Keiko Aya
Toshiro Mifune is at it again with this Sensational, deeply moving samurai flick thats worth WATCHING!!! AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! The 18th century was a great time… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Samurai Rebellion", it is 1725, a time of peace. The Daimyo has requested that Yogoro Sasahara(Go Kato), son of cavalry… More