Great Japanese movie. Quality effects and stunts. Great political and historical story that builds up to a long battle with multiple smaller combat scenes that add to the story. The ending is up for interpretation which I also liked. I reckon there is at least thre ways you could interpret the ending.
Liked it....not the best samurai movies I've seen, but watchable
Unfortunately this film is rendered unwatchable by the terribly incomplete and disjointed subtitles. Unless you speak Japanese or are not a fan of dialogue, give this movie a miss until they release a version with better subtitles.
Tops!!! Tons of chopping, burning and beheadings by samarai sword.
Great story about vengeance, justice and loyalty.
some of the best action i;ve ever seen in a movie
Very disappointing. Confusing, violent and way too long. Shame, as I was looking forward to this one. One of the scenes in particular almost made me ill - awful!
Excellent camera work, casting, choreography, CGI blood and animals and, above all, a good story! Fabulous!
One of the best samurai movies ever.
This is a wonderfully filmed movie and the sets and costumes were fantastic. The plot was nothing original as it seemed to draw heavily from the Seven Samurai and didn't add anything new to the genre. The climactic battle which filled the last half of the battle was too long and I didn't really care about the fate of each character. Overall I was a bit disappointed.
I loved this movie. It was like a modern Akira Kurosawa movie. If your a fan of Kurosawa's films you will love this.
Really enjoyed the film. Interesting to see the politics of the time and what was required of the Samurai. Great setup/strategy shown.
Great movie. Miike shows his great talent and experience handling the suspense and action.
Beautiful to look at re cinematography and art direction, but the set-up is too long, too complicated and too political. Very reminiscent of 'Seven Samurai' and in the end not as good. 'Seven Samurai' is both simpler and more emotional in having less central characters, more emotion and a clear statement of what's at stake: the village and the farmers.
Classic style samurai movie. Good story and great battles. Worth seeing if you like sword play.
We found it interesting and enjoyable! worth the watch, great battle scene!
if you like samurai movies, you will like this one. no its not seven samurai but what is? Just enjoy it for what it is
Not the best Miike, not the best Samurai movies either. The comparison with Kurosawa's 7th samurai is easy but while the 7th Samurai is an all time masterpiece, 13 assassins is basically just another samurai flick with a long long long fight in the end.
i'm bias, i love this genre. the culture fascinates me. recomended viewing if you are the same