47 Ronin 3D

47 Ronin 3D

47 Ronin 3D

Fact meets fiction in this stylised blend of fantasy, adventure and action set in 18th Century Japan, based on the real band of Samurai who avenge the murder of their master. Stars Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada.

A troupe of banished samurai seek to restore their honour against the treacherous Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) who was responsible for the death of their master. Kai (Reeves) is the half-Japanese, uneasy compatriot in their company. His standing is questioned when he falls in love with Mika (Kou Shibasaki), daughter of the fallen master.

2013Rating: M, Violence119 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasyMartial ArtsHistorical3D
81%
want to see

Reviews & comments

47 Dead Ringers

I have a hard time seeing Keanu as anyone other than 'Neo', even as a a Matrix style Ninja outcast I enjoyed it, but only just. Kinda like 'House of Flying Daggers' meets 'Matrix'. Anyways, I can't say much about it, just didn't think really enjoy it that much, seemed stagnant, stiff and lifeless... in that way, this film was alot like 'The Lake House'!

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As impressive as these visual elements prove to be, the film struggles to grab and maintain audiences’ interest, whether or not they know the underlying legend by heart.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“I will search for you through 1,000 worlds and 10,000 lifetimes!” Reeves promises his beloved. Anyone who sits all the way through this glossy folly will know exactly how that feels.

1.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

The basics of the story remain unchanged, but it’s the wanna-be-blockbuster additions that rankle, be it the incoherent direction of first-time feature director Carl Rinsch or the copious CGI beasties who look like rejected "Lord of the Rings" villains.

1.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Can't entirely paper over the void at its center, traceable partly to the shadowboxing of computer-aided filmmaking or studio tinkering.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hollywood's latest play for the growing Asian market revisits the ancient Japanese legend of self-sacrifice, hoping to offset its garbled narrative and grinding humourlessness with 3D and Keanu Reeves as a samurai Jesus.

2.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

47 Ronin is elephantine and lumbering, a wobbly, would-be epic that aspires to the scope and majesty of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but comes up woefully short.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The eagerness of the major studios to cozy up to Asian markets yields awkward results.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Perhaps a folly and – Kikuchi aside - too deadpan to be a romp, this is still a decent, colourful samurai spectacle with a classical look (lots of symmetrical compositions) and a story which stands up under multiple retellings.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As impressive as these visual elements prove to be, the film struggles to grab and maintain audiences’ interest, whether or not they know the underlying legend by heart.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“I will search for you through 1,000 worlds and 10,000 lifetimes!” Reeves promises his beloved. Anyone who sits all the way through this glossy folly will know exactly how that feels.

1.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The basics of the story remain unchanged, but it’s the wanna-be-blockbuster additions that rankle, be it the incoherent direction of first-time feature director Carl Rinsch or the copious CGI beasties who look like rejected "Lord of the Rings" villains.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Can't entirely paper over the void at its center, traceable partly to the shadowboxing of computer-aided filmmaking or studio tinkering.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hollywood's latest play for the growing Asian market revisits the ancient Japanese legend of self-sacrifice, hoping to offset its garbled narrative and grinding humourlessness with 3D and Keanu Reeves as a samurai Jesus.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

47 Ronin is elephantine and lumbering, a wobbly, would-be epic that aspires to the scope and majesty of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but comes up woefully short.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The eagerness of the major studios to cozy up to Asian markets yields awkward results.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Perhaps a folly and – Kikuchi aside - too deadpan to be a romp, this is still a decent, colourful samurai spectacle with a classical look (lots of symmetrical compositions) and a story which stands up under multiple retellings.

3.0
0

47 Dead Ringers

I have a hard time seeing Keanu as anyone other than 'Neo', even as a a Matrix style Ninja outcast I enjoyed it, but only just. Kinda like 'House of Flying Daggers' meets 'Matrix'. Anyways, I can't say much about it, just didn't think really enjoy it that much, seemed stagnant, stiff and lifeless... in that way, this film was alot like 'The Lake House'!

1.0
0