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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of amazing, 23 Oct. 2005
This review is from: The Last Samurai [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
It is not often if ever that i give something 5/5 but this film fully deserves it. The charachters are developed incredibly well during the film and as most people point out it is more than just an action film but more a story which you get swept into with such ease and is a credit to the director Zwick and script writer Logan.
The casting couldn't be better with the ever humorous Billy Connolly fitting in seemlesly. The fact that the only oscar nomination the film had was for best photography is something of a surprise and uncalled for let down. My first reaction when i came out of the cinema was WOW, that was 10x better than LOTR. There isn't one point in the film where you wonder how much longer it will go on for or how they have spoilt it by doing this or that.
One under-rated feature of this movie is the visual effects with well used slow-motion to let the whole feel of the film sink in even more and depict the scene with detail which would be lost otherwise. But like so many movies these days it luckily isn't spoilt with tonnes of special effects and for the most part is left to the traditional film making.
It is a moving epic tale which is by far the best movie i have ever seen and will remain so i suspect. I cannot do this justice but i can strongly advise you to invest in this esquite piece of movie.
Casting 5/5
Music 5.5/5
Photography 6/5
Acting 5/5
Costumes 4.5/5
Best actor: It is a very close call between Cruise and Watanabe but Tom Cruise just edges it in very possibly his best film and performance.
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