Action • NR • 1954 • 3 hr 27 min
Definition of an amazing epic, the entire time my eyes were glued to the screen
Truly one of the greatest films ever made. It has depth and not everything goes the way you would expect. A must watch though and through.
Kurosawa beautifully directs this masterpiece. A must watch for everyone and a great film to study!
Kurosawa created a masterclass of film making with this film. Recommended to anyone interested in samurai films and the history of cinema.
A classic of cinema, with it being the blueprint for many iconic films after, including Star Wars.
A long film, but completely worth the time spent.
Friendship found in the most unlikely of situations. Bravely told In one of the best samurai tales to exist. I enjoyed all 3.5hrs of it.
Fast paced despite its runtime. The blueprint for many other films after, but few even approach it’s greatness.
The amount of care that went into this film warms my heart. I would read a book about the making of this.
The epitome of the "epic siege/defense" cinema. A long duration well deserved and greatly filmed that results outstanding even today.
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