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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, 1999

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Written by: Jim Jarmusch
Language:  English, French
Country:  France, Germany, USA, Japan
Runtime:  116 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is contemplative, gloomy, and captivating. The plot centers around lone wolves, misfits, and psychological motives. It is a drama, independent, and crime movie. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. The setting is New York. It happens in the 1990s. The musical score is hip hop. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed and original. Note that it includes strong violent content and profanity.

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Eastern and Western cultures and philosophies intersect in this comic drama from acclaimed director... more

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Language: English, French
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Release date: 15 June 2000
Runtime: 116 min

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Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker As Ghost Dog
John Tormey John Tormey As Louie
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San Francisco Chronicle
Jim Jarmusch has come up with something strange and amazing.
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by: Bob Graham
Film.com
What makes the film so special is that while tickling your postmodern funnybone, it never forgets to make you care for its characters, in a welcome, and almost traditional way.
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25.October.2014 |  by: Nastiia Biz
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This movie was awkward, silly, wierd, and wonderful. Jim Jarmusch has come to be one of my favorite filmmakers. His movies are very artsy-fartsy, but they are so goofy and fun that they don't appear pretentious. This movie does have some good...
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05.April.2011 |  by: Eric Trimmer
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Eric Trimmer rated this title
It's a great movie just don't take it seriously no matter how hard it tries to me make you believe that it's being serious. For example: The character Ghost Dog is such a serious character he grabs your attention from the beginning, but they decided...
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20.March.2009 |  by: chrgeorgeson
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chrgeorgeson rated this title
A pleasing mix of emotions, action, and comedy
From the title I expected this movie to be a corny mix of genres without any plot, but I was happily wrong. I really empathized with Ghost Dog throughout the movie, and he made the choices that I hoped he would. Wonderfully written and...
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29.January.2009 |  by: theymos
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theymos rated this title
Amazing Performance
Whitaker just outright stunned me with his performance in this movie. A Spike Lee/Kurosawa mix that left you thinking about it for days after. Simply a must see.
05.January.2009 |  by: jfouts
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my all time favorite
i will always remember the first time i saw this movie - a really special experience. a combination of a Kurosawa samurai film, a Spike Lee urban ghetto film with hip hop music, and a Scorsese gangster movie. it sounds impossible but Jim Jarmusch...
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02.August.2008 |  by: barak gilon
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