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SLionsCricket

Superb movie! Just blew me away! Amazing music and characters and a surprisingly immersive storyline make this one of my all time favorites!

A+
11 years 2 months ago
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Dieguito

One more brilliant movie of Kurosawa about old Japan and another perfect performance of Toshirô Mifune
12 years 7 months ago
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OldBoyFTW

Amazing movie. How to describe the music? Magical? Perfect? Simply genius?
11 years 11 months ago
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CSSCHNEIDER

This is about as good as movies get. It was shocking to me just how influential this film is. Kurosawa may have been aping John Ford but his technique transcends here. It's proto-Spielbergian in the way it's photographed. The opening shot is an obvious influence on the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the camera moves are exactly what early Spielberg was all about.
10 years 3 months ago
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Scratch47

Mifune plays the ultimate anti-hero in a town of bad and worse. Yes, there's comedy, but there's also splashes of dead serious. In the end, it's fun, and serves as something half way between a parable of 'crime doesn't pay' and a gleefully, almost nihilistic escapade.
11 years 8 months ago
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slickrick

"That was all very amusing"
12 years 11 months ago
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Jumping Elephant

It would be nice if iCM would include the aka "Yojimbo".
13 years 2 months ago
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DeathShrike

No, I think it's fair to refer to this movie as a black comedy. I laugh out loud throughout the film. I think the problem people have is that the relatively humorless remakes (though at least one of them is a classic in its own right) make one think the original is supposed to be a similar exercise in pure badassery. In reality (especially when taken in context with the director's entire body of work) the supersamurai elements are meant to be ridiculous, I think made perfectly clear by Mifune's hysterical performance.
13 years 3 months ago
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ricer11

From a description here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1161271

"Although Kurosawa included many funny elements in his earlier films, this is his first out-and-out comedy. The make-up of his villain characters is heavily distorted, and their actions while fighting are choreographed for humour."
14 years ago
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Flops

I saw all the remakes before I ever saw this. If you like this movie, you should watch Sukiyaki Western Django.
11 years 2 months ago
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seithscott

Man, what a great movie! Kurosawa brings in every element for this one. Comedy, with a touch of drama and violence, he weaves them all with such grace. I was reminded of James Bond, with the flashy music and the lone hero. Seen now his influence is captured throughout westerns and crime dramas hence. Kurosawa is pure genius and we all owe something even if we dont get it.
13 years 1 month ago
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Gilles Debil

Great music.
5 years 2 months ago
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Siskoid

Toshiro Mifune's crusty ronin charmed the pants off me in Sanjuro, but Yojimbo is the much darker companion piece (the original, made the year before), getting laughs from its violence almost throughout, though Kurosawa's jokes play out more as a matter of framing and camera reveals. I sometimes had difficulty keeping track of the rival gangs and businessmen, but not enough to hamper my enjoyment. Solid kickassery, though Sanjuro will always be my first love.
7 years ago
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few visible scars

Oh come on.... Over the last few months I have suspected there is some sort of self appointed clique who get their kicks from manipulating lists to get their placings higher up, or film positions tweaked. Today somehow they got Yojimbo into the 'comedy' list. So it has comedic moments, but no way should this be in this list.. Although I guess there is a bunch of 14 yr old boys laughing their socks off at the idea of what film they can get in any list.
8 years 5 months ago
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ghostoni1

amazing movie.

plot and is awsume
14 years 4 months ago

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