The Last Samurai
After centuries of relying on hired samurai for national defense, the Japanese monarchy has decided to do away with the warriors in favor of a more contemporary military. Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai.
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- Released: 2003
- Rating: R
- Review: For all the epic visuals and phenomenal production design, Edward Zwick's 19th-century drama of a disillusioned American war hero who finds redemption in the way of the samurai is an honorable film hamstrung by Hollywood conventions. 1876: Captain Nathan A… (more)