13 Assassins

Part of Fist and Sword (2011)
Sunday, July 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Dir. Takashi Miike. 2010, 126 mins.

There’s not much that Takashi Miike can’t do, and here the hyperprolific director marks a new target: the classic action period piece. With its assured direction of an ensemble cast and perfect pacing—a slow build to a raucous hour-long battle that stands with the best of Miike’s career—13 Assassins is spectacular samurai brilliance.

Free with Museum admission

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13 Assassins trailer