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The Twilight Samurai (2004) It's wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a 19th-century samurai is also a touching and complicated ordinary man. When Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada) unsheathes… 2004-04-23 Unrated PT129M Action/Adventure Drama Rie Miyazawa Hiroyuki Sanada Nenji Kobayashi Ren Osugi Empire Pictures
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The Twilight Samurai (2004)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Apr 23, 2004; Rated: Unrated; Length: 129 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Rie Miyazawa and Hiroyuki Sanada; Distributor: Empire Pictures

It's wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a 19th-century samurai is also a touching and complicated ordinary man. When Seibei (Hiroyuki Sanada) unsheathes his sword, the film draws deep excitement out of his desire to live more than fight.

Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints