December 25, 2013
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements
From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure "47 Ronin" is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.
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is the perfect example of how bad buzz, and movie critics' bloodthirsty love of bad buzz, can destroy a movie's financial prospects. The movie that sort of stars Keanu Reeves is now available digitally and on disc April 1, and having finally watched the fantasy action-thriller that was ignored by critics and audiences alike, I can confirm that the movie is not entirely deserving of the vicious buzz it received. Not entirely. Full movie review »