"Kurosawa's movie 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. Violence and action are not the point of the movie, it's about duty and social roles.(...)Should the hero get the girl? Japanese audiences in 1954 would have said no. Kurosawa spent the next 40 years arguing against the theory that the individual should be the instrument of society."
A classic. Battles are won not by those who fight them, but by those who live and carry on living afterwards. And heroes are not those that die in battle, but those that pick up themselves from pieces and go back to an ordinary life. Kurosawa always knew how to tell an epic story.
A near masterpiece. This an epic adventure story told with a remarkable amount of humanity, and featuring outstanding performances, and terrific direction from the old master Kurosawa. The fight scenes are impressive to say the least, particularly the rain soaked finale. Great movie, and one that has inspired many and whose influence continues to shine throughout cinema.
I can't ever have enough words to describe the fun i had watching this movie. I am a fanboy to Akira's beautiful spectacle of a film that transcends genre's, time and even cultures. True a movie to be appreciated by all and respected by the greats. Seven Samurai deserves it's place in the Hall of Fame of every film related conversations and Kurosawa in the minds of all film-makers as one of the 'Absolute Greats'.
Una western con mercenarios benevolentes y con honor. El filme de Kurosawa descubre al samurái como honor y profunda consciencia con lo que pasa a su alrededor. Más allá del orgullo, el costeo o el mejorar la técnica, un grupo de personajes ceden por compromiso. Dicha iniciativa ya es de por sí un sacrificio anticipado. Hay una balada trágica al samurai. Sin duda, Mifune es de los grandes atractivos de la película.