However, it will be hard for audiences to remain even vaguely attentive during this slog of a feudal vengeance tale (*½ out of four; rated R; opens Friday in select cities).
Clive Owen gives his all to the role of Raiden, an idealistic knight and army commander. He's an expressive and intelligent actor but his roles in quality films seem all too rare lately. His last multidimensional performances were in 2013's Words and Pictures and 2012's Shadow Dancer. More recently ...
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