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Still shot from the movie: 47 Ronin.

47 Ronin

In ancient Japan, Kai (Keanu Reeves) is an outcast among samurai soldiers. But he joins forces with Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his band of other banished ronin to get vengeance upon the warlord who murdered their master and restore their honour. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2013
Video Release: 01 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Learn more about Ronin.

Why is one’s honor so central to Japanese culture? Do you agree with the methods these men used to restore that respect? What was the personal cost to them? To their families? Why does the Shogun allow Ă”ishi’s son to live?

Why were the men punished for living the code of the samurai?

How does the movie version differ from some of the historical retellings of the event?

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