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13 Assassins

十三人の刺客 | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Directed by Takashi Miike
Japan, 2010
Action, History


Shimada leads a team of assassins in 19th-century Japan to kill the ruthless Lord Matsudaira, who is wreaking havoc against his own people. Hired secretly by a government official hoping to end this reign of terror, Shimada recruits the best samurai to set a trap for the lord’s faithful bodyguards.

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13 Assassins Directed by Takashi Miike

Critics reviews

The movie sticks—almost perversely—to a conceptual structure, with the build-up a showcase of narrative expediency and hard-boiled dialogue, and the battle an exhaustive—though never exhausting—onslaught of inventive cartoon violence; still, Miike finds time for some of his trademark non sequitur flourishes, including a limbless CGI woman and the unexplained resurrection of a major character. As far as pure entertainment goes, this was one of 2011’s finest stateside releases.
January 06, 2012
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