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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Takeru Satô
Yu Aoi
Teruyuki Kagawa
Directors
Keishi Ohtomo
Screenwriters
Kiyomi Fujii
Running Time
134 minutes

Rurouni Kenshin
Middling manga mash


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Rurouni Kenshin

Plot
Japan, 1860s. Ex-hitman Kenshin Himura (Satô) is settling into a new life as a peaceful wanderer when he learns of a drug gang's plans to take over a school and use it to export their products. Taking up his sword again, he resolves to defend the teachers and pupils from the menace.


Verdict
There's some fun action sequences and plenty of badass swordplay to pass the (seriously long) run time, but the simplistic plotting and characters mean that it all wears a little thin.


Reviewed by Andrew Osmond

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