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The film is a work of genius. Cruise is astonishing


This film is a work of excellence. Nearly every scene could bring a tear to a glass eye. Tom Cruise puts in a career best performance as the haunted drunken soldier who finds an inner peace and spiritual contentment. I'm tired of hearing how everybody doesn't like Tom Cruise and considers him a limited actor. The truth is that he is a terrific actor, with a wealth of great roles under his belt. The anti-Cruise stuff is just immature noise, not worth listening to.

Only scumbags wouldn't feel the powerful feelings this themes in this film; courage, honor, sacrifice. Much could be learned from the Samurai. In a world today littered with shallowness and greed people would do well follow the examples of the Samurai. The film takes you on a sweeping journey it has great characters like Cruise's nemesis who in the end accepts him. Wantanabe is excellent as the wise Samurai leader, and his sister - whatever her name is - conjures up such a well of emotion without even having to open her mouth.

The battle scenes are expertly done, and Zimmer does the business as usual with another emotional score.

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Oh yeah?

Check out "A Man Called Horse".

Enough said.

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Check out "A Man Called Horse".



Enough said? A Man called horse won't affect how I view this film on it's own individual basis.

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Sure.

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Pretty much sums up my sentiments.

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This film is a work of excellence. Nearly every scene could bring a tear to a glass eye. Tom Cruise puts in a career best performance as the haunted drunken soldier who finds an inner peace and spiritual contentment. I'm tired of hearing how everybody doesn't like Tom Cruise and considers him a limited actor. The truth is that he is a terrific actor, with a wealth of great roles under his belt. The anti-Cruise stuff is just immature noise, not worth listening to.



Just watched this on TV and totally agree with you. That death scene at the end, glass eye indeed.

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I am not a big fan of Tom Cruise, but I must admit this was the best role I've ever seen him playing. I also appreciate Ken Watanabe's performance.

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I am watching the movie right now because I love it...I am not a tom cruise fan but he was good in this show. To the OP..you said everything I did not know how to say. Thank you!

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This movie's not exactly my cup of tea. I rate it 6/10.

Volker Flenske: (While torturing David) I don't know why you're doing this to yourself!

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Everyone's entitled to their opinions naturally, but I myself agree. I really like this movie as well.

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