Seven Samurai Synopsis
Feudal Japanese villagers hire seven warriors to defend them from 40 mounted bandits.
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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,...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The legendary Mifune leads a superb cast, and Kurosawa's kinetic camera keeps the adventure sizzling with energy and wit from start to...
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's impossible to imagine how the action genre would have developed without Akira Kurosawa's watershed 1954 movie Seven Samurai.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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90

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Rich in detail, vivid in characterization, leisurely in exposition, this 207-minute epic is bravura filmmaking -- a brilliant yet facile...
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Seven Samurai

By zredmond
A magnificent movie. Not just for film buffs. The epic all other epics should aspire to be....

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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Famous epic with stylish violence and subtitles.
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