MikeVickery's Rating of Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

Mike's Review of Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)(1956)

Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.
I viewed the longer, original version of this movie, and it certainly is an epic. But I never found myself losing focus. On the contrary, I was constantly wondering what would happen next as the story unfolds. What sets this apart and makes it even more interesting for the viewer, is the unexpectedly large number of humorous moments throughout. It helped me to connect with the characters and each of their personalities, while the music helped to build tension and drama. The set designs and direction are particularly outstanding.
Considered one of the greatest films of all time.