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A.k.a.
Sanjuro
Year
1962
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Genres
Action, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
14,398
Checks
3,965
Favs
467
Dislikes
10
Favs/checks
11.8% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
47:1
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Top comments

  1. seithscott's avatar

    seithscott

    This is a brilliant movie, like a spaghetti western and a James Bond film wrapped in a kimono. I can see why it's on the 60s list, it just oozes with that 60s bravado and charm. Kurosawa is just plain brilliant, all his films are so well put together. The actors are all great, the editing is done very well, the music is so great, even something light like this film is damn near perfect. Kurosawa was a brilliant craftsman and very careful about how he put his films together even the small ones. 6 years 5 months ago
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    tweet_tweet

    I like this one more, even though Yojimbo is generally rated higher. 4 years 7 months ago
  3. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Although I prefer Yojimbo on the whole (mainly because that plot is so fantastic - justly ripped off numerous times since) it's terrific to see Mifune reprising his role as the morally conflicted, permanently yawning and scratching wanderer who also happens to be the deadliest man alive with a katana. It's brilliantly paced with a great balance of astonishing action sequences and the building of tension. I was more delighted though to find just how funny this film is though - in particular the captured guard popping in and out of the cupboard to offer his opinion is absolutely priceless. Another superb Kurosawa in a career of wonders. 5 years 6 months ago
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In 9 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #10 in Patrick Galloway's guide to samurai films
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  2. This movie ranks #26 in Action
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  3. This movie ranks #26 in 1960s
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  4. This movie ranks #48 in Thriller
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  5. This movie ranks #49 in Crime
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  6. This movie ranks #53 in The Criterion Collection
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  7. This movie ranks #68 in Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films
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  8. This movie ranks #524 in Doubling the Canon
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  9. This movie ranks #749 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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