Shichinin no samurai

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    A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

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    Fantastic movie with a great touch of reality.

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    The greatest movie ever made about warriors and battle.

    4/4
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    Again and again, Kurosawa sends a dark thrill through his audience with a touch of sensuous physical reality.

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    Kurosawa's film is a model of long-form construction, ably fitting its asides and anecdotes into a powerful suspense structure that endures for all of the film's 208 minutes.

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    Besides the well-manned battlescenes, the pic has a good feeling for characterization and time.

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    The epic action scenes involving cavalry and samurai are still without peer.

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    Seven Samurai is an unforgettable masterpiece -- the work of one of the world's greatest filmmakers at the height of his powers.

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    [Kurosawa] has loaded his film with unusual and exciting physical incidents and made the whole thing graphic in a hard, realistic western style.

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    The archetypal action classic.

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    The greatest action movie ever made.

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    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.

    4/4
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    Rich in detail, vivid in characterization, leisurely in exposition, this 207-minute epic is bravura filmmaking.

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    Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai (1954) is not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century.

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