Lisa Schwarzbaum
December 12, 2003 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Last Samurai

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
144 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/05/03
performer
Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Koyuki, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe
director
Edward Zwick
Producer
Tom Cruise
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Marshall Herskovitz, John Logan, Edward Zwick
genre
Historical, Drama, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

A handsome man-saga, in which Tom Cruise plays Tom Cruise playing an American-born samurai warrior in 19th-century Japan. The actor’s monkish pursuit of perfection doesn’t invite closeness, but it commands respect.

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