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47 Ronin

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Carl Rinsch

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Plot Summary

Keanu Reeves stars in the action-adventure epic, 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. This band of ronin must seek help from Kai (Reeves)—an enslaved half-breed they once rejected—in their ultimate fight for redemption in a savage world of mythic and wondrous terrors. Kai becomes their most deadly weapon and the heroic inspiration for these outnumbered warriors to confront their enemy and seize eternity.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 75
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 64
  • Average Rating: 4.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: "47 Ronin" can't entirely paper over the void at its center, traceable partly to the shadowboxing of computer-aided filmmaking or studio tinkering. – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, Dec 24, 2013

Rotten: While the visuals are lovely to behold, this unremarkable version of the classic 18th century Japanese legend is stiff and uninvolving. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Dec 23, 2013

Rotten: An overlong, underwhelming movie now hitting theaters that certainly wasn't worth the wait. – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, Dec 24, 2013

Rotten: Solemn as a funeral march, humorless as your junior high principal, as Japanese as a grocery-store California roll, Keanu Reeves's let's-mope-about-and-kill-ourselves samurai drama has exactly three things going for it. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Dec 26, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Its Great

This fictional adaptation of the story of the 47 Ronin is great. It has beautiful scenery, the special effects are great and it has a mystic storyline. However, it does closely follow the story of the forty-seven Ronin.


Wasn't bad as many people thought it stays true to the real story with a little western adaption to it great cinematography fun as hell all around didn't want it to end

Give it a chance

I was expecting a disaster on the level of Twilight Breaking Dawn by the reviews. But if you know anything about the story, it is worth seeing. 47 Ronin has been told many ways to different generations over the course of centuries, and this is just a 21st century version of it. The ending is simply fantastic.

47 Ronin
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2013

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