Tom Cruise does very well as a haunted U.S. soldier who trys to redeem himself among the Samurai.
Unfortunately, the story is very predictable in its development and ending. The violent action scenes while well done simply go on too long.
The honour of the Samurai comes down to a suicide attack against modern 19th century weapons which negates any kind of skill that they have as agile sword fighters.
It's not an honourable thing to rush machine guns. It's just plain stupid(Look at World War One).
Two and a half stars.
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