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Algren's passion is swayed when he is captured by the samurai and learns about their traditions and code of honor.

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excellent sets and costumes, all very accurate to the period

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nice portrayal of traditional lifestyles and values

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Tom Cruise portrays an interesting and complex character

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successfully depicts a piece of Japan's history

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violence always serves the plot, never gratuitous

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too much focus on Cruise's character, when the supporting characters are more interesting

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the final battle is anti-climactic, makes no sense

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In Japan, Civil War veteran Captain Nathan Algren trains the Emperor's troops to use modern weapons as they prepare to defeat the last of the country's samurais. But Algren's passion is swayed when he is captured by the samurai and learns about their traditions and code of honor.

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