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Seven Samurai

(1954)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 12/10/1996 , 204min.
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71%
Viewer score based on 7 ratings
99%
Critic score based on 5 reviews

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March 24, 2010
JOHN FMKN
Great movie really enjoyed it.

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TV Guide
Much imitated, still unsurpassed. By critical consensus one of the best movies ever made, The Seven Samurai covers so much emotional, historical, and cinematic ground that that it demands to be viewed over and over again. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
The legendary Mifune leads a superb cast, and Kurosawa's kinetic camera keeps the adventure sizzling with energy and wit from start to finish. Full Review
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Rich in detail, vivid in characterization, leisurely in exposition, this 207-minute epic is bravura filmmaking -- a brilliant yet facile synthesis of Hollywood pictorialism, Soviet montage, and Japanese theatricality that could be a B western transposed to Mars. Full Review
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
It's impossible to imagine how the action genre would have developed without Akira Kurosawa's watershed 1954 movie Seven Samurai. Full Review
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Moves like hot mercury, and it draws a viewer so thoroughly into its world that real life can seem thick and dull when the lights come up. Full Review

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