The Last Samurai

2003 • 154 minutes
1.37K reviews
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Set in Japan during the 1870s, THE LAST SAMURAI tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (TOM CRUISE), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him. MPAA Rating: R (c) 2003 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Ristantyo Harmanto
August 7, 2020
Humanity in maintain tradition and honor in Japanese Kingdom which tries to compete their civilation with west countries. Sometime people who strongly defend our faith of honor comes up from our origin enemy who can see clearly by their heart that we do all this thing to get God blessing with honor of faith in defending the truth and beloved country. And Matsumoto done his wisdom completely to Captain Green, both defend origin wisdom of Japanese Kingdom with their soul. Finally Emperor do right.
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March 6, 2021
Even though the events are not historically accurate, there's a lot of things that are and it's very respectful to Japanese culture which is a rare thing from Hollywood movies. Easily my favorite Tom Cruise movie and it still keep throwing onions to my eyes at the end.
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David V
October 25, 2014
The principal conceit of the story is a little grating, but in terms of execution The Last Samurai can hardly be faulted. This is truly lavish moviemaking, with the added bonus of a show-stealing performance by Ken Watanabe.
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