In a vaguely medieval, highly unlikely setting, the members of a multiracial band of humorless warriors plot to avenge their master’s dishonor and execution by an evil, effete tyrant. If this sounds vaguely Japanese, blame it on director Kazuaki Kiriya, who apparently couldn’t come up with anything more original than yet another low-budget riff on the 47 Ronin chestnut.
Lots of noble speechifying about “honor” and meaningful glowering. Stars a wearily noble Clive Owen, who can do better than this joyless, pedestrian slog, and Morgan Freeman, whose character has the good taste to die early on. (115 min)