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5.0 out of 5 stars
Magnificent!, 29 Mar. 2004
I watched many films in last few years, and I must admit very few movies left me breathless like The Last Samurai. There are very few movies about Japanese history in last decade and more, so this movie is really refreshing. Excellent story and action, it deserved some Oscar (atleast Ken Watanabe deserved it). It is not maybe good as serie "Shogun", Akira Kurosawa's "Ran" or "Kagemusha" ,but still presents nice view of samurai and their life). Although it not presents true events in 1876 in Japan it is close to it. By the way, maybe movie than wont be interesting if director followed real history. Tom Cruise and Ken Watanbe really keep movie in the rhytm all the way. If you want story about honour and glory, love and friendship this is movie for you.
Best movie of 2003!