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The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.1/10 (6,365 voted)

Critic's Score: 28/100

Director: Guy Moshe

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.

Writers: Boaz Davidson, Guy Moshe

Josh Hartnett - The Drifter
Gackt - Yoshi (as Gackt Camui)
Woody Harrelson - The Bartender
Ron Perlman - Nicola
Kevin McKidd - Killer No. 2
Demi Moore - Alexandra
Shun Sugata - Uncle
Emily Kaiho - Momoko
Jordi Mollà - Valentine
Mike Patton - The Narrator (voice)
Shahar Sorek - Killer No. 3 / Mirror Drifter
Fernando Chien - Killer No. 4
Yoshio Iizuka - Killer No.5
Kofi Yiadom - Killer No. 6
Aaron Toney - Killer No. 7

Taglines: A civilized weapon for uncivilized times


Official Website: Cinedigm [United States] | Official Blog |

Release Date: 30 November 2011

Filming Locations: MediaPro Studios, Bucharest, Romania

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?

The characters 'The Bartender' and 'Alexandra' share matching tattoos on their necks near their left ears. Alexandra wears Yin, the dark side, night. While The Bartender wears Yang, the white side, light.

Nicola: All this fighting. It's not who's right. It's who's left.

User Review

Good, not the best

Rating: 8/10

After seeing the relatively low rating on this movie I decided to just give it a go without expecting too much.

Boy was I wrong! One of the most compelling intros I've seen this year, with humor, fast paced storytelling and very, very stylishly done, what's not to like? Well: the story is fast but not so much original. The action is good but didn't quite blow me off my chair. Woody Harrelson is fun, but this role seems to be typecast for him, don't expect too much out of the ordinary. Harnett pretty much copies the role he had in Lucky number Slevin. Gackt makes his debut I think and does so convincingly.

Should you see this movie? Yes! It's beautifully made, switches visual styles, languages and mood a lot and does so convincingly. Just don't expect to many surprises from the writing department. 8/10

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