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13 Assassins Reviews

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January 8, 2019
You've seen this film before, many times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 13, 2010
One suspects the slash-and-burn Miike of old might have scoffed at [13 Assassins].
September 9, 2011
It doesn't feel like the tour de force it should be.
April 26, 2011
Perhaps something important was spirited away with the 20 minutes of footage shorn for this U.S. release, but the combatants are scarcely distinguishable here even before disappearing under layers of mud and guts.
April 29, 2011
'13 Assassins' should attract action fans, but others may find the straightforward plot unexceptional and the lack of impish outré a letdown from Miike's signature work.
April 26, 2011
Surprisingly few surprises in this classic samurai costumer from Japan's dark iconoclast Takeshi Miike.
June 27, 2020
Rather than being a simple action movie, it is all a bloody samurai film that revives the chambara genre. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 6, 2019
A non-stop, thrill-a-second, blood-soaked treat.
April 2, 2020
...the film offers far more than cheap thrills and violent spectacle. 13 Assassins brings men to the crux of their beliefs and forces them to live out the reality of their choices in battle.
May 15, 2018
Miike has a unique way of making even this historical violence both gross and engrossing.
October 30, 2018
It's a reverent throwback to the great 1950s-'60s Japanese samurai films, and it's done in neutral shades of gray and white and tan and black.
June 23, 2013
Miike shows us the absurdity of war by showing us the thrill of war.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2011
While the characterisations are sometimes lacking, the swordplay never is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 2013
Culminates in a riveting, ingeniously plotted, and inventively shot 45-minute battle scene.
May 4, 2011
The action is intense, inventive and vastly compelling with enough twists and turns to keep your attention throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2011
The "town of death" sequence, which takes up nearly the second half of the film, ranks among the great action set-pieces ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 2, 2011
I kind of love this movie.
February 23, 2011
Takeshi Miike's unstoppable 13 Assassins offers one essential credo: The pen is not mightier than the sword.
August 27, 2011
Filmed with inspiration from Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, Takashi Miike delves into his nation's past to create a noble movie that will please fight fans but gives so much more thanks to a compelling story.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 7, 2011
A wildly entertaining blockbuster that should appeal outside the extreme Asian cinema niche market.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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