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We rank the films of Hiroyuki Sanada! We start with Sanada’s Certified Fresh films, including his international breakthrough Twilight SamuraiDanny Boyle’s sci-fi thriller Sunshineand recently the Johnny Depp comeback vehicle Minamata. Sanada’s Fresh films show how he’s been a reliable presence in eclectic and mundane American productions, including Zack Snyder’s Netflix zombie action Army of the DeadTom Cruise The Last Samuraiand James Mangold’s first touch with Logan i Wolverine. And some of Sanada’s Rotten films have become cult films or hits with audiences, e.g Rush hour 3, Mortal Kombat (where he portrayed Scorpion), and the live-action cartoon Speed Racer.
Adjusted score: 99770%
Critics’ Consensus: Samurai epic as a moving drama.
Adjusted score: 94598%
Critics’ Consensus: Sir. Holmes focuses on the man behind the mysteries, and while it may lack Baker Street thrills, it more than makes up for it with tenderly crafted, well-acted drama.
Adjusted score: 81627%
Critics’ Consensus: Hearty, yet messy, Minamata celebrates a remarkable real-life story perhaps better served by the documentary treatment.
Adjusted score: 83451%
Critics’ Consensus: Continuing his descent into mind-twisting sci-fi madness, Danny Boyle takes us along for the ride. Sunshine fulfills the dual requirements necessary to become classic sci-fi: dazzling visuals with intelligent action.
Adjusted score: 98316%
Critics’ Consensus: The ring combines supernatural elements with the fear of modern technology in a truly terrifying and nerve-wracking way.
Adjusted score: 82055%
Critics’ Consensus: Although its final act succumbs to the usual cartoonish antics, Wolverine is a superhero movie that manages to stay true to the comics while keeping casual viewers entertained.
Adjusted score: 82262%
Critics’ Consensus: An ambitious, over-the-top zombie travel mashup, Army of the Dead brings Zack Snyder back to his genre roots with an appropriate splash of gore.
Adjusted score: 86971%
Critics’ Consensus: Life is just exciting, well-acted and skillfully filmed enough to overcome a general inability to add new wrinkles to the trapped-in-space genre.
Adjusted score: 73372%
Critics’ Consensus: With high production values and exciting fight scenes, The Last Samurai is a satisfying epic.
Adjusted score: 70998%
Critics’ Consensus: Underrated to a fault, The railway man transcends its sometimes choppy pacing with a touching, fact-based story and its poised chemistry.
Adjusted score: 66011%
Critics’ Consensus: Bullet train‘s colorful cast and high-speed action are just about enough to keep things moving after the story goes off the rails.
Adjusted score: 69845%
Critics’ Consensus: Mainly for fans of the source material, but far from fatal(ity) flaw, Mortal Kombat revives the franchise in a suitably violent manner.
Adjusted score: 32132%
Critics’ Consensus: No consensus yet.
Adjusted score: 52304%
Critics’ Consensus: High production values and fine performances are tied down by a lifeless story that fails to engage the viewer.
Adjusted score: 50216%
Critics’ Consensus: Overloaded with headache-inducing special effects, Speed Racer finds the Wachowskis focusing on visual excitement at the expense of a coherent story.
Adjusted score: 39558%
Critics’ Consensus: An all-star cast can’t lift this leaden adaptation, which, while as beautiful as anything director James Ivory has done before, comes across as dusty and dry.
Adjusted score: 35876%
Critics’ Consensus: The prisoner was a spy loses sight of the most interesting elements of its fact-based story, drops the ball, and leaves likable lead Paul Rudd stranded.
Adjusted score: 32772%
Critics’ Consensus: A disjointed plot and ridiculously obvious CGI effects doom this effort from the usually excellent Chinese director Chen Kaige.
Adjusted score: 23804%
Critics’ Consensus: Rush hour 3 is a tired repetition of the previous films, and a change of scenery cannot hide a lack of new ideas.
Adjusted score: 18126%
Critics’ Consensus: 47 Ronin is a surprisingly boring fantasy adventure that leaves its talented international cast stranded in one-dimensional roles.
Critics’ Consensus: No consensus yet.