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Samurai Marathon (2019)

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Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is a lively action pic with a samurai twist. In the late feudal era of Japan, a young ninja (Satoh) is operating undercover in the court of an aging Lord during a peaceful era of Japan that is on the brink of change. After the Lord challenges his lazy samurais to a punishing marathon to toughen them up, the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters is running a race to win or die.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

It's undeniably enjoyable stuff.

June 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Once the pace slows down a bit...Samurai Marathon settles into an entertaining pastiche, honorably respecting its cinematic forbears.

June 4, 2021 | Full Review…

While its true-life inspiration is an intriguing historical tidbit, this uneven Shogun saga struggles to reach the finish line.

May 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Uneven, but it ultimately sticks its landing and ends on a very strong note.

May 15, 2020 | Full Review…

So while the film itself is the "lively action flick with a samurai twist" experience as promised, it doesn't evoke the kind of munificence it wants to bestow upon the proceedings.

May 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A mix of art and action that's occasionally uneven, but full of adventure and spirit.

January 20, 2020 | Rating: 4 | Full Review…

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