Blade of the Immortal (2017) on Netflix

Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017)

Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin)
Average Rating: 6.4/10

Critics Consensus: Blade of the Immortal highlights Takashi Miike’s flair for balletic violence, making up what it lacks in strict originality with rich characterizations and kinetic thrills.


Movie Info

Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.

Critic Reviews for Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin)

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

What I daresay is the most violent samurai epic ever struck off by the hand of man.

October 31, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The 100th feature by genre master Takashi Miike transcends conventions of Japanese swordplay films with both fantasy and graphic violence.

May 18, 2017 | Full Review…
Maggie Lee
Top Critic

One of Takashi Miike’s most lethal works.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ben Croll
Top Critic

Further proof that of all the genres he dabbles in, samurai cinema is the one that brings out the grandest entertainer in Miike. Here’s to 100 more.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
A.A. Dowd
AV Club
Top Critic

Miike has a flair for depicting cruelty and violence, and such talent is usually rewarded, especially in the service of tales of strife-filled ancient Japan.

November 1, 2017 | Full Review…
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

…a gruesome, 2 1/2 hour slash ‘n burn thrill that is like Wolverine if he were born in ancient Japan.

November 1, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Travis Hopson
Punch Drunk Critics
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