47 Ronin

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2013
DVD: April 1, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.09
based on 86 votes and 24 reviews
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Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kô Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi

Synopsis

In 18th-century Japan, Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) leads a group of Samurai whose master has been killed by the treacherous villain, Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano).

Joined by a talented outcast named Kai (Keanu Reeves), the Ronin (Samurai without a master) seek to avenge the death of their beloved and respected master. However, Kai's loyalty to the Ronin and the mission is tested when he falls for the deceased master's young daughter, Mika (Kô Shibasaki).

Director: Carl Rinsch
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Eric McLeod, Pamela Abdy, Scott Stuber
Screenplay: Hossein Amini, Chris Morgan
Official Site: 47roninmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "I regret not watching this soon. It's actually great! =)"
  • 5 stars "The movie was great. enjoyed the story and the action. well done."
  • 2 stars "I was surprised at how much the beliefs in Japan resembles another religion. Honor killings, arranged marriages, death by cutting off someones head. I found the movie very hard to enjoy."