Despite average cinematography and basic sound effects, The Lost Samurai will entertain audiences looking for a short comedy. The film achieves this through its plot. The sequence of scenes in the movie is drastically unpredictable and humorous. Viewers will find themselves laughing every time a scene changes. As an artwork, The Lost Samurai might be channeling vintage martial arts films of Bruce Lee's era. If so, this would then explain its average cinematography and basic sound effects.