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East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster pic in which Forest Whitaker plays a professional killer who goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the Samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the Samurai.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 94
- Fresh: 77
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai brings the minimalist director who found fame with 1984's Stranger Than Paradise back to the land of the living.
Fresh: Ghost Dog is an impeccably shot and sensationally scored deadpan parody of two current popular modes -- the hit-man glorification saga and the Cosa Nostra family drama.
Fresh: Ghost Dog is... a delight for those who know his work, maybe a mystery for those who don't.
Rotten: By turns irritating and inviting; Jarmusch's allusive metaphysics has a sensual glide, but much of what he's doing here is also too, too hip.
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
This movie represents another brilliant offering from Jim Jarmusch. Forest Whitaker gives a gripping performance as the hit man who incorporates the Samurai code of bushido into his profession. The movie has a great cast of supporting actors (Isaach De Bankolé, recently appearing in Casino Royale and 24: Redemption). This movie has depth and complexity, and it plumbs the depth of the human soul and it's motives, loyalties, and darker nature. If you appreciate Jarmusch as well as Forest Whitaker, then this movie is a hidden gem. It does contain scenes of violence, how could it not, considering its title, so keep that in mind. Great flick!
A+ Plenty of Deep Meaning
Love this movie! Nice portrayal of a modern day Ronin! And the Bushido Code...
Another high quality show for intelligent viewers
Forrest Whitaker never lets you down. Excellent Show.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2000
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