AnneCarlini.com Home
 
  Giveaways!
  Insider Gossip
  Monthly Hot Picks
  Book Reviews
  CD Reviews
  Concert Reviews
  DVD Reviews
  Game Reviews
  Movie Reviews
  Jeffrey Reddick (Director - Dont Look Back)
  Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
  Eddie Izzard (Six Minutes to Midnight)
  The Home of WAXEN WARES Candles!
  Angelina Jolie (Those Who Wish Me Dead)
  Check Out Anne Carlini Productions Now!!
  David Chase (Creator, ‘The Many Saints of Newark’)
  NEW! Crystal Gayle
  NEW! Chez Kane
  Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
  NEW! Ellen Foley (2021)
  NEW! Doogie White (2021)
  COMMENTS FROM EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE READERS!
  Michigan Siding Company for ALL Your Outdoor Needs


©748 annecarlini.com
Cherry Pop

Movie Reviews
'The Last Samurai'
(Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly / R / 128 mins / Warner Bros.)

Overview: Tom Cruise plays Civil War vet Nathan Algren, who travels to Japan in the 1870s to help organize and teach the emperor's troops during a time of feudal conflict on the islands; the emperor's goal is to eradicate the remaining samurai. As he learns more about the warriors after he is captured by them, Algren comes to understand and appreciate the complicated system of honor under which they live and finally has to choose which side to fight on.

Verdict: Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, the 'Last Samurai' is a handsome epic, a brave-hearted 19th-century man-saga. A rousing tale that combines high adventure with emotional effectiveness, 'Last Samurai' - in all honesty - might have been designed to give Cruise a chance to shine, but to the detriment of the overall film. An honorable film hamstrung by Hollywood conventions, the 'Last Samurai' is far more effective at communicating emotion in bigger scenes than in more intimate ones. However, when all that is said and done, the film is one hugely satisfying chunk of picturesque entertainment.

CLICK HERE to watch the 'Last Samurai' trailer.





...Archives