I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan... in fact I haven't given him a lot of credit when it comes to deep and meaningful acting, however The Last Samuri I would have to admit is one of his better performances. Not only that, he is surronded by some very good and emotional actors who do a great job at supporting his own role.
We purchsed the DVD for it a few weeks ago and watched it last weekend.
If you haven't seen it, do. Its a great movie with alot of emotion and makes you wonder why... WHY ??????????????? (Trys not to give too much away.) Its also got some good scenes battle/sword fighting scenes in it.
Here's a quick link to more information: The Last Samuri