Six-String Samurai is a bizarre mixture of El Topo, Lone Wolf and Cub, The Road Warrior, A Fistful of Dollars, The Warriors and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novels. You can never tell if this is some kind of spoof, or if you’re supposed to take this thing seriously. You may have fun spotting all the movies that this flick rips off from, but when all is said and done, that will be your main source of entertainment, so enjoy it.
The fight scenes themselves are clumsily choreographed and suffer (like everything else in the movie) from the film’s obviously low budget. Falcon (who also co-wrote the screenplay) fails to make much of an impression as either a tight lipped hero OR a rock n’ roll star and the kid that accompanies him throughout the movie is mega irritating.
Director Lance Mungia (who later went on to direct The Crow 4) gets an A for effort for trying to keep this mess together, but ultimately the film is too derivative for it’s own good. It would have made a great comic book though.