The last samurai is in my mind one of the best movies Tom Cruise has ever done. It is a heart wrenching story of western civilization taking over the traditional Japanese way of life. This movie will keep you engaged but at the same time will tell your heartstrings because you know there’s no way the samurais will win. But even though you know the outcome you still are hopeful that the samurais will win. Tom Cruise in my mind has his best acting performance in this movie he is sincere and plays the part extremely well. This movie in my mind is up there with pearl harbor and saving Private Ryan I give this movie a 9 out of 10.