Based on 49090 votes and 330 reviews
Dances with samurais. Cruise was disappointing but Watanabe really shone and should have had a larger role.
Katsumoto`s personality was awesome he was perfect and a true hero
Ken Watanabe and Tom Cruise were great in this movie. It has been on 16 times in the past month and I havent missed very many of the shows. I just love the movie.
I was fasinated by the depiction of a Japanese culture that is peaceful, beautiful and desireable in many ways. Tom Cruise and the rest of the "Samurai" cast display the true honor, diginity and respect that defined the life of Japanese individuals during this period.
I Loved Itand have watched it at least 12 times already...Ken Watanbe Should have won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor...I have seen
The Last Samurai is a very great movie put well together, Tom cruise playing the role of a man who is lost in his life...pulling himself back together meeting a Master Samurai while at war with him trains to become a samurai. Such a great story and definitely a 5 Star movie without a doubt.
exellent movie.tom was the best in the film
I fell asleep while watching this movie.. There`s nothing thrilling there...
Sleeping with the wife of the man you killed aint me.
I thought that the last samurai was a great film jam packed full of action and adventur. i also thought that the music for all the major battle seens and pease time scenes was amazing and who ever performed and composed it whants to be extreamly proud.
this was an absolutely astonishing movie! Although an action movie, it has alot to think about, and is more about disappearing culture and finding who you are. the last battle scene was kinda gruesome.
it`s great and educational!
I thought it was a very welcomed Hollywood take of a very important time in feudal Japan. Finally, an American made film, where hurtful stereotypes are not used. What they have done is given a segment of Japanese culture, Bushido/The Samurai, the respect it deserves. What would have put it over the top for me was if they totally did away with the "pretty boy Hollywood" touches throughout the film. Such as, how Tom Cruise`s character manage to survive a savage beating from Ujio, in their "wooden sword" (bokken) fight in the rain near the start of the film. He was tagged several times in the face. Yet the next day he shows up with nothing bu
I loved how they brought Japanese custom into contrast with Americans`, showing differences and simularities. The way he gains trust is utterly realistic, and the lessons taught are impeccable. The scenery of New Zealand and Japan are amazing. Koyuki, who plays Taka, is a beautiful woman and an exceptional actress, and Tom Cruise was surprising in this film. His Japanese is spoken well. I would rate this a 5-star movie, because it is just that perfect.
A great lesson to be learned.
Didn`t think I would enjoy it, but I did. Ver captivating. Ken Watanabe--HOT! Every word was said with thought, feeling...Did I mention he is HOT! Should stick with the shaved head....oh yeah, HE IS HOT!
Watanabe - san (Katsumoto) was a Great Surprise for me, I discovered Japan for myself and just enjoyed the depth of the film
What a beautiful movie. Very touching, and very sad. A nice family movie about courage and believing in yourself.
People say "The Last Samurai" is a sad story. But when i saw it, indeed i felt sad but i love it because the story was touching and it made me cry...
I thought the movie was excellent simply because Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) gave it his all, not to mention stole my heart and ok ok I admit, maybe made me sweat a little *giggles like a school girl*
This movie has one of the best plots in the history of movies. Ken Watanabe dose an amazing job as Katsumoto. 5 STARS!!!! A MUST SEE!!!!
Excellent! No need for any other words!
I`m angry... Academy`s neglecting Last Samurai was a huge crime... What kind of politics was that!? I`ve been a Academy fan for long time, but this crime totally changed my viewpoint. Last Samurai is work of art. I`ve never known "acting" can bring out such an impact on story. Not only Tom & Ken Watanabe but Koyuki, Hiroyuki Sanada and even children act so well...Just incredible...
excellent movie. great story. fantastic acting. tom cruise best one ever. ran out and bought the DVD
It Was such an awesome and touching film the end was so sad and to think what my japanese ancestors went through
Absolutely breath taking.. I would really like to let Edward Zwick know how much I loved this movie. I think most people underestimate this movie.. Sure a lot of people think it`s a really good movie.. But it`s much more than just a `good movie` it isn`t a good movie, its the best of all good, great and amazing movies.. it tops them all. I honestly cried at the end I got so attached to these characters I honestly felt when Algren-san (Nathen Algren) `Helped` Katsumoto preform Seppuku... It was so sad... I am a big Japan freak And I`ve been studying Japan and it`s language for Seven years now. I love it!
it was sooooo good. Not as good as lotr but close competition . Reallly good a must see!!!!!!!!!!!! Godd job you guys!!!! GKR
I think it was a well done movie and Tom Cruise deserved a lot more credit for his role then people gave him. Definately one of the years best films!
An inspiration film about the human spirit...reminded me of Braveheart. Quite suprised it didn`t receive more nominations at the Oscars.
Very powerful and moving. A definite must see, if you enjoyed Gladiator and the like.
Best movie of all time
Extremely good story and acting
It is not an acting .
Incredible film! Tom cruise should have at least been nominated for an oscar!!!
Ken Watanabe is great!!I love this movie.Nature,the last battle scene,make-up,Japanesse actors,costumes...and Ken Watanabe:-)I have enjoyed this great movie!Really great!!
Last Samurai is one of the best movies ever seen, very emotional story, excellent director,excellent actors, thrilling sequences and sensitive scenes and powerful music, Thank you to Hans Zimmer. Wonderful pictures. Best role of Tom Cruise, but most congratulations for his performance has to go the great Ken Watanabe as Katsumoto who gave this film his depth and character. I am so sorry that he didnt get the oscar He really would have deserved it. I remained most moved, too after having seen this film five times, or better, always more moved. ****** stars for this extraordinary motion Picture. Gabi from Munich/Germany
One of the best movies I have seen in a long time. i am not a Tom Cruise fan, but this movie is terrific. There were so many moments when the movie could have been ruined by the usual hollywood garbage. I was so happy when it was not.
very well done, great action
It was awsome! All the actors were superb, espeacially Ken Watanbe (Katsumoto). It was violent but not at all unnessesary. I am a Japanesse freak and if your like me, you have to see this movie!
DO NOT see Last Samurai if you like animals. The treatment of horses in the last battle scene is atrocious. Shameful.
Tom cruise is great actor.I like this movie. This movie is great.
I hate Tom Cruise but the movie itself, for someone who lived in Japan over 10 years, was a triumph. It was a rare tribute to the transient Meji era where the old and new of Modern Japan merged in a path deserving of its heritage...a violent martial joining.
The film felt authentic but occasionally trotted out a few well-worn visual cliches. Tom Cruise has had his day as a film star.
very well done, great action, interesting plot, ? if a true story or based on any hearsay?
I loved Tom Cruise`s portrayal of this tormented character adn the backdrop of NZ as the setting was sheer brilliance
Best movie! Fantastic! I love it!
The movie was very very good. There is no doubt that some very good solid acting took place and recent academy awards of best supporting actor were very close but Tim Robbins unfortunately did a fantastic job with Mystic River. This movie showed a truth about how progress and technology can momentarily sidetrack our values with regards to spirituality or materialism. In the end....well I can`t really tell you the rest of the story can I? I strongly recommend it for the reflective person. Enjoy....
I absoloutly loved this film, great action sequences as well as a diverse plot that I have come to expect from Tom Cruise. This is another addition to the GREAT movies he has done.
Brilliant cross cultural film making. Paying homage to the old japanese samurai films. Powerful acting and battle scenes yet elegant. I was expecting another potentially great film fall short and be tainted by Hollywood but no it was not the case here. Hope to see more films like this in the future
Pretty boring. Tom Cruise needs a hit. Usually I like his movies but he`s trying too hard for an Oscar. Good costumes. This film had good potential but it fizzled quickly.