A samurai flick that attempts to provide a realistic portrayal of life as a lowly member of the Samurai class in feudal Japan while retaining the action that the audience looks forward to in such movies. Twilight Samurai weaves action, intrigue, suspense and romance into an excellent tapestry which is both striking and moving at the same time. But it could have been a lot better if some more care had been taken with it. This is especially true of the soundtrack which is woeful thanks to artificial keyboard strings etc. The acting is also a little wooden in parts and the direction loose in others. The protagonist of the story is also a little too goody-two-shoes to fit in realistically in this period piece.
That said, it is still a good watch and recommended viewing!