By the Sword (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

By the Sword (1993)





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Movie Info

An aged fencing master can no longer bear the guilt of having accidentally killed an opponent during a long-ago match and so goes looking for the dead man's son to find redemption and peace. The son has grown up to run his own fencing school. Without identifying himself, the older man makes friends with the youth. This drama follows what happens when the young man learns the truth about the enigmatic fellow. A climactic duel ensues.


Eric Roberts
as Villard
Brett Cullen
as Danny Gallagher
Doug Wert
as Hobbs
Stephen Polk
as Williams
Peter Cohl
as Calder
Joseph Socolof
as Young Suba
John Sheehan
as Doorman
Nate McCoy
as Young Villard
Cathy Gallagher
as Mrs. Villard
Mark Ivie
as Mr. Villard
Jan Bryant
as Fencer
Mage White
as Fencer
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Critic Reviews for By the Sword

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

By the Sword is about fencing, a sport not often covered in the movies, and it handles it in an interesting way - although the surrounding plot is a little too neat and obvious to really carry the material.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for By the Sword

A good film.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


Plenty of swordplay fails to sharpen this standard tale of revenge set in the professional world of sword fighting.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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