Six String Samurai

Film, 1998

Six String Samurai sure has a lot of good ideas, and it presents them nicely, but that’s all it does. One fun idea after another, each followed by a fight scene, aren’t connected in any thematic way and aren’t important to the plot, so it all gets quite tiresome really quickly. Even that might have held together, but terrible (often dubbed) sound and every other shot being in molasses-vision kill whatever momentum the movie might have been able to build for itself. The lead actor makes a few neat choices, but the whole thing is trying too hard to show us how weird it is without actually being weird enough to be interesting at all. 2

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