MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 26 this week

13 Assassins (2010)
"Jûsan-nin no shikaku" (original title)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 44,371 users   Metascore: 87/100
Reviews: 117 user | 268 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director:

Writers:

(based on a screenplay by), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "13 Assassins" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 13 Assassins (2010)

13 Assassins (2010) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 13 Assassins.

User Polls

16 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A sadistic Daimyo (feudal lord) rapes a woman and murders both her and her husband, but even when one of his own vassals commits suicide to bring attention to the crime, the matter is ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichi Kudô
Stars: Takayuki Akutagawa, Chiezo Kataoka, Kôtarô Satomi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi
Audition (1999)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa
Ace Attorney (2012)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The plot follows Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, who faces off against expert ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saitô, Mirei Kiritani
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Hitomi Katayama, Hideaki Itô
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Emi Takei, Takumi Saitô
Ninja Kids!!! (2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shidô Nakamura, Naoto Takenaka, Susumu Terajima
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Yûsuke Iseya ...
Ikki Sawamura ...
Arata Furuta ...
Sôsuke Takaoka ...
Seiji Rokkaku ...
Kazuki Namioka ...
Kôen Kondô ...
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Gannai Higuchi
Masataka Kubota ...
...
Hiroki Matsukata ...
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Tsuya / Upashi
...
Chise Makino
Edit

Storyline

In 1844, the peace of Feudal Japan is threatened by cruel Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is politically rising and getting closer to his half-brother, the shogun. After the harakiri of the Namiya clan leader, samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is summoned by the shogun's advisor Sir Doi of the Akash Clan to listen to the tragedy of Makino Uneme, whose son and daughter-in-law have been murdered by Naritsugu. Then Sir Doi shows a woman with arms, legs and tongue severed by Naritsugu and she writes with her forearm a request to Shinza to slaughter Naritsugu and his samurais. Shinza promises to kill Naritsugu and he gathers eleven other samurais and plots a plan to attack Naritsugu in his trip back to the Akash land. But the cunning samurai Hanbei Kitou that is responsible for the security of his master foresees Shinza's intent. Shinza decides to go with his samurais through the mountain, where they find the hunter Koyata that guides them off the mountain and joins the group. Now the thirteen men... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 2010 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

13 Assassins  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£124,377 (UK) (6 May 2011)

Gross:

$802,524 (USA) (19 August 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (International)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor Kôji Yakusho and Gorô Inagaki also played as opponents in Warai No Daigaku (University of Laughs, 2004). See more »

Quotes

Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira: Ruling is convenient, but only for rulers. The people must live to serve.
See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
13 Samurai brought together in a spectacular film....
19 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you've never seen anything by director Miike Takashi then be prepared for a no-holds barred film. I've been a bit of a fan for many years having watched some of his best known films (e.g. Audtion and The Dear or Alive trilogy) and have quite liked his style. It may disturb as much as it amazes, but you will have to acknowledge some great film-making.

The énfant terrible of Asian film-making world (according to one review I read) here he takes a complete sidestep with this take on the traditional samurai tale. A group of samurai are brought together to bring down a sadistic Lord who is expected in time to be elevated to higher levels of authority. As a foil to the group is another senior samurai figure who is hell-bent on protecting the Lord in belief that it is their duty not to take politics in their own hands but to serve.

Some very violent scenes, the story is excellent and builds up to a long battle scene which sees our heavily outnumbered group battle to complete their mission. The fight scenes are incredibly well choreographed and paced excellently, and very violent also as you would expect.

It's not just the action that is the crux of the film, but actually the story is well done and the acting is exceptional. One added member of the group (admittedly not a samurai) adds some comic relief which helps to ease the tension at times, and is a nice touch.

The settings are exceptional and the dialogue is excellent. It can be difficult to follow early on as you try to figure out the political world and the figures that are relevant in this world, but you will capture the gist of what is to be taken from it all.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you are into old Samurai tales then this is one for watch. Very engrossing and will likely be one for repeat viewing.


25 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No Goddamn sense! shirkosafari
Ok, whats up with the guy who survived? antpage2-1
the woman with no limbs teenasung
Please Watch the Original joet1999
Eyebrows Or Lack Thereof iSqueak
Running bulls, bad CG but still possible, but those giant gates?? HyBarry
Discuss 13 Assassins (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?