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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Anthony De Luca's rating of the film Revenge

    Slow, measured build-up to an explosion of violence. The frenzied finale will leave you exhausted. With each swing of his sword you'll feel every muscle in your body ache and as he gasps for air your lungs will burn like his.

  2. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Revenge

    Like Kobayashi, Imai was much more interested in critiquing feudal mentality than in making a samurai picture. But when he gets down to it he gives us one of the great showdowns in all the movies.

  3. Joseph Abraham's rating of the film Revenge

    Revenge is a powerful tale of the injustice in Samurai System and the men who abuse the power of it. The film has one of the most powerful duels ever filmed and most pessimistic endings. I have written a film critique of the film on my Japanese Yakuza and Samurai blog: