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Excellently done, but flawed
written by MBreslau February 25, 2011 - 4:35 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
The title leads one to expect light Shakespearian entertainment - you know, with mistaken identities, declaiming lovers, cross-dressing, wise fools, convoluted plots that all work out for the best in the end, etc.

An Elizabethan Mikado this isn't!

The movie opens with a shot establishing that the setting is medieval Japan, but it is quickly followed by a scene of brutal violence in which a Duke is deposed by his brother, then another man declaims how he hates and despises his own brother. I was so traumatized that I spent the next two hours wondering when the brutality would resume! This is not the way to take in a romantic comedy...


(Average 6.08)
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