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At Theaters: 12/25/2013 On Video: 4/1/2014
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 7 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600259
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai -- a half-breed they once rejected -- as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Adventure - This is a period samurai action film with some fantasy elements thrown in, so those looking for a serious treatment of this historical story upon which it is inspired will not find it here. Swordfight battles and scary images make the film too intense for young kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Keanu Reeves MAN OF TAI CHI, THE MATRIX
Hiroyuki Sanada THE WOLVERINE, SPEED RACER
Director: Carl Rinsch Feature Directing Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Half-Bloods and Mythical Creatures
About The Production
Sets, Location and Design
Stunts and Martial Arts
Visual Effects
Intricate Costume Design
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: A brief rape vision without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights, beheadings without blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Fights, battles, explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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Critic's Review Heading

Roger Ebert Full Review
Poor The action scenes are unimaginatively choreographed and shot, excessively edited, and often out-of-focus, and the script's fantasy elements are lazily strung together.

USA Today Full Review
Average The tale in 47 Ronin has been recounted numerous times in Japanese lore. Now Hollywood has taken it on, tricked it out and done it no favors. While the visuals are lovely to behold, this unremarkable version of the classic 18th century Japanese legend is stiff and uninvolving.

NY Post Full Review
Average It all begins to seem like an Asian meditation on Super Mario, as Kai and company must ascend various levels (fire, dragon, bad theater) to rescue the princess. But there's little sense of urgency, or — oddly, given the film's title — of scale. You never really think that the 47 are truly outnumbered, and the large action scenes are often just incomprehensible.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 58 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
3
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
26
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
14
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 58 moviegoers:
TEENS: Two males loved "47 Ronin" and four rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Two of the three females loved it and one rated it just average (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Close to three-quarters of the males indicated that they enjoyed "47 Ronin" very much with most loving it. As for the females, one loved it but two felt it was only an average movie.
ADULTS:Great Reviews from both the males and females. Eighty-percent rated "47 Ronin" high to very high. The remaining twenty-percent still enjoyed it but they only rated it as an average movie.

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