Samurai Spy

Samurai Spy ★★★½

A convoluted, but nevertheless engaging mystery/period spy thriller that delivers on double crosses and intrigue more than on chanbara action.  Performances are solid all around and the film offers a pretty interesting view of Japanese culture and history.  Overall, this one’s a bit of a gem,I’d say, even if it has been recognized by the Criterion Collection.

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