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A.k.a.
Seven Samurai
Year
1954
Runtime
207 min.
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Action, Drama, Adventure
Rating *
8.7
Votes *
236,282
Checks
25,863
Favs
3,586
Dislikes
96
Favs/checks
13.9% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
37:1
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  1. mespinei's avatar

    mespinei

    Before watching this movie I was afraid it's length would bore me... Still, after watching it I discovered I wouldn't take a single second; Kurosawa truly shows it's maestry taking his time in developing each character in a very subtle way, showing throughout the movie their unique personalities and acomplishing something very rare in foreign movies (specially Asian, since it is more difficult to quickly identify faces), which is recognizing, understanding and developing a bond with each one of the Seven Samurais (probably the choice of devoting a hole hour to the search of the Samurais is key in reaching this). I disagree with a comment below which says the last hour dedicated to the battle is excessive, as I felt it was vital in explaining how this "precarious" group managed to achieve that result, as it was focused a lot on strategy, and I do wonder if hollywood has numbed us into just assuming impossible battles will be won anyway, taking all the thrill out of them. Still it was the reflection done by Kambei Shimada in the final scene which, in my opinion, made this movie a great unforgettable classic! I take my hat off for Master Kurosawa! 4 years 5 months ago
  2. OldBoyFTW's avatar

    OldBoyFTW

    I don't think I've ever felt so good checking that little box in the right top corner than now, for this perfection of a film that is Seven Samurai. 4 years 9 months ago
  3. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Masterpiece from Kurosawa. Amazing acting performances from Toshirô Mifune and Takashi Shimura. Great soundtrack and cinematography! One of my favorites! 5 years 8 months ago
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