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Seven Samurai, The ( Shichinin no samurai ) (1954) Movie Information

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Akira Kurosawa


Toshirô Mifune
Takashi Shimura
Yoshio Inaba
Seiji Miyaguchi
Minoru Chiaki
Daisuke Katô





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A village under attack recruits seven warriors to try and protect their village.

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mitchellyoung 02/06/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is Kurosawa's epic - a masterpiece that juggles a distinct cast of characters, some interesting drama, and an impressive series of choreographed battle sequences. Despite its ponderous running length, the film never disappoints and continues to remain a powerful combination of humor and action.

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The movie that opened me up to more movies. Black and white in another language might be hard for some, but it is worth the watch as this is an amazing piece of film.

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SIngli6 08/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Magnificent drama coupled with expertly choreographed sword-fighting was the forte of oriental auteur Akira Kurosawa, but his directorial prowess with this combination had never effectuated such a long-lasting resonance as it had with 'Seven Samurai', a film that rouses laughter, lamentation, and lust for blood.

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  Matthew Brady
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04/30/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Seven Samurai - Movie Review

Let me ask you a quick question: When you're watching a movie, what's the first thing you notice or look for? Acting? Lighting? Color? Shots? Shapes? All of these are just naming a few great elements of what makes a movie so special, as there's plenty more out there that I probably left out, but those are mostly the key ones that some film makers choice when making a movie. But when I watch a movie, the first thing I look for is hidden quality, storytelling by the characters movements, acting, lighting, and the use of silence to add emotion to a scene. And yes, this movie absolutely has all of those things I love in movies and much more. I think I died and went to movie heaven.

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04/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Seven Samurai" by Yojimbo

A rural village in feudal Japan decides to fight back against the bandits who have been raiding them by hiring samurai from a nearby town. One of the many remarkable things about Akira Kurosawa's astonishing historical epic is the fact that at nearly 3 and a half hours it never drags for a single second of it's length. Not one bit. That fact alone is testament to Kurosawa's incredible skill as both writer and director. The balance of artful visuals and narrative is perfect and every character is fascinating and perfectly played, especially Toshiro Mifune's gleeful and almost feral glory hound and Takashi Shimura's good hearted but wily Ronin. And if like me you still wanted more after its not inconsiderable running time, its Hollywood remake The Magnificent Seven is a damn fine film in it...

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  Daniel Corleone
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09/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Seven Samurai review

A story of decent hard working farmer’s being pestered by bandits. They seek help from a samurai. A leader was named Kambei Shimada (Takashi Shimura) was first recruited. After witnessing a rescue by Kambei of a child, Katsushirō Okamoto (Isao Kimura) is interested in being a disciple. Gorōbei Katayama is recruited by Kambei and is a skilled archer. A former lieutenant, Shichirōji (Daisuke Katō) is also included. Gorōbei recruits Heihachi Hayashida (Minoru Chiaki) and while a skilled samurai Kyūzō (Seiji Miyaguchi) joins the group. A personal favorite of mine, Kikuchiyo (Toshirō Mifune) is a hot-headed character who enjoys women and mocking the Samurai way of life. Kambei strategizes in killing the bandits while getting assistance from the m...

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