Lawrence O'Toole
March 05, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

American Samurai

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
David Bradley, Mark Dacascos
director
Sam Firstenberg
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

Two stepbrothers (David Bradley and Mark Dacascos), bitter enemies, are finalists in an Istanbul gladiatorial match in American Samurai a big bruiser whose writing is from hunger and acting is from starvation. But the over-the-top action scenes in the arena are terrific — and either hilarious or gruesome, depending on the state of the viewer’s stomach. C+

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