5 MasterfulJustreid | 25/01/2009 | See all Justreid's reviews (23)This film is simply amazing. I know people who say the first half is boring and it only get's going when the fighting starts. This isn't a film just of battles, it's an emotional story of a people fighting for survival. The score is first class, Tom Cruise I wouldn't have picked for this role and is a surprise as he fits it perfectly. The production and potrayal of the Japanese Samurai is authentic and even Billy Connolly is good for his part. I would say people who don't like the film really don't understand it all. It's much more than I would have expected. Simply brilliant.