MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,410 this week

The Last Samurai (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  28 February 1997 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 186 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

A successful businessman searches for his Samurai ancestors in a war-torn African nation.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 80 titles
created 26 May 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Nov 2011
 
a list of 3501 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 302 titles
created 13 Dec 2012
 
a list of 240 titles
created 21 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Last Samurai" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Last Samurai (1991)

The Last Samurai (1991) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Last Samurai.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly
Deadly Intent (Video 1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An archaeologist smuggles a valuable ancient jewel into the US. He is soon murdered by people looking for the jewel, but he had hidden it. The killers, believe that his widow knows where the artifact is hidden, go after her.

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Lisa Eilbacher, Steve Railsback, Maud Adams
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama
Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Markus Waldow, Sean McGowan
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A reluctant samurai with a dark past sets off on a mission to fulfill his destiny.

Director: Alejo Mo-Sun
Stars: Wes Bentley, Jessica Szohr, Angus Macfadyen
Live Wire (1992)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The target of the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross
Monte Carlo (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Joan Collins, George Hamilton, Lisa Eilbacher
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton
Delta Heat (1992)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An L.A. cop investigates the death of his partner in the swamps of Louisiana. Enlisting the help of an ex-cop who lost his hand to an alligator many years before.

Director: Michael Fischa
Stars: Anthony Edwards, Lance Henriksen, Betsy Russell
The Outfit (1993)
Crime | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A renegade FBI agent sparks an explosive mob war between gangster crime lords Legs Diamond and Dutch Schultz.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Martin Kove, Billy Drago
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Juanito, a boy from Puerto Rico, finds himself in Kentucky and drawn to a thoroughbred horse. He believes the horse can win the Derby and eventually others around him start to think it's possible.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman, Sam Groom
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Levine
Stars: Bruce Payne, Natalya Andreychenko, Lance Henriksen
Never Say Die (1988)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Temuera Morrison, Lisa Eilbacher, George Wendt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny Congo
...
Yasujiro Endo
...
Haroun Al-Hakim
Duncan Regehr ...
Bill Armstrong
James Ryan ...
Miyagawa
Henry Cele ...
General Zohani
...
Caro
...
Susan
Jack Heller ...
Shah
Victor Melleney ...
MacFarlane
Foziah Davidson ...
Susan's maid
Nomsisi Kwazi ...
Zohani's daughter
Nomsa Xaba ...
Fortune teller
Fats Bookholane ...
Witchdoctor
Patrick Shai ...
Wild man
Edit

Storyline

A successful businessman searches for his Samurai ancestors in a war-torn African nation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

samurai | africa | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Danger From Within Vs. Danger From Without

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Samurai  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
only saved by Henry Cele
8 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A group of tourists on safari in Africa are kidnapped by a self-styled guerrilla general (Henry Cele). Among the group are two Japanese businessmen on a quest for a lost Samurai ancestor and girl whose lover is a white hunter-cum-mercenary soldier. But the kidnap is a scam to enable an Arab in the group to meet with the general and arrange an arms deal. But lo! the lover is coming to save them all in true Crocodile Dundee-style! A strange mix of themes here - Japanese fighting, Stallone style ambushes in the forest, a compound full of prisoners with an elegant house nearby and John Saxon's weird shot at a middle Eastern accent. But strangest of all is Mr Cele's wardrobe - from Shaka style leopard skin outfits - one in a boudoir complete with beaded wig! - to dungarees and a straw hat as he tends his roses. But he looks best in his general's uniform and his striding walk could not be equalled for dignity and presence. Which is just as well as there's little else in this film to spark one's interest and is desperately heavy with 'meaningful' mood musac. Mr Cele alone tackles his role with a credible commitment, giving a saving grace to an otherwise classically B minus movie. It's only worth watching his performance so fast forward the rest!


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Last Samurai (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?