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Live by the Sword, Die by the flaming livestock: 13 Assassins

Posted in Review with tags , , , on June 2, 2011 by Timothy Parfitt

Yesterday I attended a matinee of 13 Assassins, the new samurai flick by cult director Takashi Miike. Set at the end of feudal Japan, the movie jets along at a brisk pace, building towards a suitably crazy action setpiece. While obviously a higher-budget affair than some of Miike’s previous films (Ichi the Killer, Audition, Visitor Q), the film maintains his eye for cruelty and wicked sense of humor. Continue reading


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