Grant White writes: "I’m always a little uncertain whenever I watch something hailed as a classic because it’s so easy for hype to outclass the actual merits of a production. Ninja Scroll however manages to live up to its reputation. It’s a story that uses both the visual focus and engrossing presentation of cinema to full advantage, delivering a perfectly paced adventure. My only caveat is that the 18 rating is justified; exciting as the action is, this isn’t a film for children but neither is it an ill-advised shock fest. Don’t miss the chance to see an intelligent classic on the big screen as it was intended."