Released: 2003
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Written by: John Logan, Edward Zwick,
     Marshall Herskovitz
Tom Cruise: Capt. Nathan Algren
Ken Watanabe: Katsumoto
Tony Goldwyn: Col. Benjamin Bagley
Koyuki: Taka

      Poster for the movie The Last Samurai

Review by Zimmerman Skyrat,, Dec. 2004

Typical Hollywood rip-off, the kind that doesn’t warrant much more than a one-sentence review like this; it’s not boring, but I wouldn’t bother with it if I were you; go get the Criterion Collection DVD of Kurosawa’s incomparable Seven Samurai and watch it instead; then watch it again with the audio commentary track on while you practice eating sashimi and sushi with chopsticks.