Picture from 47 Ronin
Overall C+

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.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A
Substance Use B+

Talk to your kids about…

47 Ronin

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?