My Guide
Social
Moods
Search
Close
  • Atmospheric
  • Biting
  • Bittersweet
  • Bleak
  • Captivating
  • Clever
  • Contemplative
  • Cynical
  • Disturbing
  • Emotional
  • Exciting
  • Feel Good
  • Gloomy
  • Humorous
  • Mind Bending
  • Offbeat
  • Rough
  • Scary
  • Sentimental
  • Sexual
  • Sexy
  • Sincere
  • Stylized
  • Suspenseful
  • Tense
  • Thought Provoking
  • Touching
  • Uplifting
  • Witty
  • Against the Odds
  • Ambition
  • Americana
  • Animal life
  • Artists and Showbiz
  • Athlete's Life
  • Chaos
  • Chases and Races
  • Cons and Scams
  • Couples
  • Criminal Heroes
  • Deadly Creature
  • Disaster
  • Dysfunctional Family
  • Fall in Love
  • Family Relations
  • Feminism
  • Fighting the System
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Friendship
  • Gender
  • Heroes
  • Human Spirit
  • Imaginary
  • Infidelity
  • Introspection
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal
  • Life is a Bitch
  • Media
  • Mind Game
  • Murder
  • Nothing Goes Right
  • Obsession
  • Psychological
  • Rescue
  • Save the World
  • Serial Killer
  • Social Relations
  • Society
  • Space and Aliens
  • Starting Over
  • State Affairs
  • Supernatural
  • Teachers and Students
  • Terrorism
  • Uncover Truth
  • Undercover
  • Uninhibited Rivalry
  • Vampire
  • Vengeance
  • Violence Spree
  • Workplace
  • Youth
  • Zombie
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Animation
  • Anime
  • Arts and Culture
  • Biography
  • Bollywood
  • Business and Finance
  • Comedy
  • Crime
  • Culinary
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Educational
  • Erotic
  • Family
  • Fantasy
  • Foreign
  • Game Show
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historical
  • Home and Garden
  • Horror
  • How To
  • Independent
  • Lifestyle
  • Martial Arts
  • Medical
  • Motor
  • Music
  • Music Concert
  • Musical
  • Mystery
  • Nature
  • News
  • Period
  • Reality
  • Religious
  • Romance
  • Sci-Fi
  • Science and Technology
  • Shopping
  • Soap Opera
  • Sport
  • Stand Up and Sketches
  • Talk Show
  • Thriller
  • Travel and Leisure
  • Variety and Entertainment
  • War
  • Western
  • 15th Century
  • 16th Century
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 1900s
  • 1910s
  • 19th Century
  • 20s
  • 20th Century
  • 21st Century
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50s
  • 60s
  • 70s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • American Civil War
  • Ancient History
  • Contemporary
  • D Day
  • Future
  • Gulf War
  • Middle Ages
  • Old West
  • Prehistory
  • Victorian
  • Vietnam War
  • World War 1
  • World War 2
  • Africa
  • Airplane
  • Airport
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Bar
  • Battle Zone
  • Casino
  • Chicago
  • China
  • College
  • Countryside
  • Courtroom
  • Cross Country
  • Desert
  • Distant Planet
  • England
  • Estate
  • Europe
  • Farm
  • France
  • Germany
  • Haunted House
  • High School
  • Hollywood
  • Hotel
  • In the Woods
  • India
  • Indoors
  • Island
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jungle
  • Las Vegas
  • Latin America
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Mars
  • Middle East
  • Moon
  • Mountains
  • New York
  • Ocean or Sea
  • Office
  • Outer Space
  • Palaces Castles and Temples
  • Paris
  • Prison
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Roman Empire
  • Rome
  • Royal Court
  • Russia
  • San Francisco
  • Ship
  • Small Town
  • Spacecraft
  • Spain
  • Suburbs
  • USA
  • Underwater
  • University
  • Urban
  • Urban Ghetto
  • Village
  • Washington DC
  • White House
  • Wilderness
  • World Spanning
  • Boys' Night
  • Date Night
  • Family Outing
  • Girls' Night
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Award Winner
  • Berlin Festival Winner
  • Blockbuster
  • Cannes Festival Winner
  • Classic
  • Controversial
  • Critically Acclaimed
  • Cult
  • Emmy Winner
  • Essential
  • Golden Globe Winner
  • Groundbreaking
  • Highly Acclaimed Short
  • Hit TV Series
  • Masterpiece
  • Modern Classic
  • Original
  • Oscar Winner
  • Prestigious Awards
  • Sundance Festival Winner
  • Venice Festival Winner
  • Comedy of Errors
  • Dark Humor
  • Dry Humor
  • Farce
  • Grossout Humor
  • Irreverent Humor
  • Satire
  • Screwball
  • Silly Humor
  • Slapstick
  • Verbal Byplay
  • All Star Cast
  • Archive Footage
  • Campy
  • Co-hosting
  • Continuous
  • Debate
  • Ensemble Cast
  • Epic
  • Episodic
  • Fairytale
  • Film in Film
  • Gory
  • Gothic
  • Hosted
  • Interactive
  • Interviews
  • Live
  • Magazine
  • Multiple Stories
  • Nonlinear
  • On the Road
  • Panel
  • Reenactment
  • Saga
  • Stand Alone
  • Stories (articles)
  • Strong Female Presence
  • Surreal
  • Talky
  • Topical
  • Twists and Turns
  • Unscripted
  • Voice Over
  • Based on Article
  • Based on Book
  • Based on Comics
  • Based on Film
  • Based on Play
  • Based on Short Film
  • Based on Short Story
  • Based on TV Series
  • Based on True Story
  • Based on Video Game
  • Based on Web
  • Remake
Facebook Twitter feedback

Twilight Samurai, 2002

Twilight Samurai
Directed by: Yoji Yamada
Written by: Yoji Yamada
Language:  Japanese
Country:  Japan
Runtime:  129 min
Share
More like it
Wish List
Log in Rate it!
IMDB 8.0

Profile of Twilight Samurai

Twilight Samurai can be described as bittersweet, atmospheric, and sentimental. The plot revolves around samurai, social differences, and couples relations. The main genres are drama, foreign, and period. In terms of style, Twilight Samurai is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. Twilight Samurai is located in Japan. It takes place in the 19th century. The movie has received attention for being a masterpiece, critically acclaimed, and an award winner.

Images and Clips

Twilight Samurai (2002)

Summary

Hiroyuki Sanada, who played Ujio in Edward Zwick's Hollywood epic THE LAST SAMURAI, stars in a different... more

Details

Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Release date: October 2003
Runtime: 129 min

Cast and Crew

Hiroyuki Sanada Hiroyuki Sanada As Seibei Iguchi
Rie Miyazawa Rie Miyazawa As Tomoe Iinuma
20 titles | See All

More like: Twilight Samurai

<< Prev
Next >>
Movie The Magnificent Ambersons The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Movie Mrs. Brown Mrs. Brown (1997)
Movie Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (1970)
Movie The Sea is Watching The Sea is Watching (2002)
Movie Hidden Blade Hidden Blade (2004)
Movie Samurai Rebellion Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Movie Persuasion Persuasion (1995)
Movie Swept From the Sea Swept From the Sea (1997)
Movie Harakiri Harakiri (1962)
Movie The Misfits The Misfits (1961)
Movie The Widow of St. Pierre The Widow of St. Pierre (2000)
Movie Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (1939)
Movie The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day (1993)
Movie Becoming Jane Becoming Jane (2007)
Movie Three Times Three Times (2005)
Movie Far From Heaven Far From Heaven (2002)
Movie Ichimei Ichimei (2011)
Movie Sayonara Sayonara (1957)
Movie Jude Jude (1996)
Movie Stanley & Iris Stanley & Iris (1989)
Close
Log in Rate it!
|
S E |
2 reviews | See All

Critics Reviews

Chicago Tribune
Twilight is a great samurai film in the way that "Unforgiven," "The Gunfighter" or "Will Penny"--all muted, somber films about aging gunfighters--are great westerns.
Full review
by: Michael Wilmington
Entertainment Weekly
It's wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a samurai, for all his somber discipline and skill, is also a touching and complicated ordinary man.
Full review
by: Owen Gleiberman
3 reviews | See All

Users Reviews

Fantastic. One of the best movies Ive seen in a long time. It is a historical piece, and if you have any interest in 19th century Japanese history and/or samurais this movie is a must-see.
08.April.2011 |  by: jj97403
0
jj97403 rated this title
There's not much swordplay in "The Twilight Samurai," and that's a good thing. The tale centers on a samurai who occupies a pretty low rung of the warrior ladder, a lowly retainer who doesn't care to kill or brag or drink or gamble, and wants little...
More
19.March.2009 |  by: Vic
8
Vic rated this title
Great film!
But, that pic is from zatoichi, this is twilight samurai: http://twitchfilm.net/site/images/mastheads/twilightsamurai01.jpg
12.December.2008 |  by: woody
10
woody rated this title
Review Review
Check-in Check-in
Log in Rate it!

Where to Watch it

On DVD / Blu-ray

More Online Info:

Twitter Twitter
IMDB IMDb
Rotten Tomatoes Rotten Tomatoes
    Login with Facebook  
Close