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Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) Reviews

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David Gurney
Common Sense Media

Famous epic with stylish violence and subtitles.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2011
Steven Snyder
Greater Milwaukee Today

It is clearly one of the most influential films ever made, and remains awe-inspiring even today.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 24, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

April 28, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

August 28, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

May 29, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 5/5

July 31, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

A classic of adventure, a story of honor, a tale of a specific time and place that still has universal resonance.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2002
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

I can think of a several samurai films that I prefer to this, but it's still a solid film.

Full Review Source: Film Geek Central | Original Score: 3/4

June 4, 2013
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A touchstone of grace and beauty: stirring, epic, and influential beyond measure.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 12, 2003
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 5/5

December 1, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Kurosawa's intention of making his first period film "entertaining enough to eat" is brought to that palpable condition through [Toshiro] Mifune's endlessly watchable peasant warrior.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

May 26, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The action scenes in this movie are virtually unequaled by any other movie in history, even if some of the 'waiting-around' scenes grow tiresome.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Variety Staff
Variety
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Besides the well-manned battlescenes, the pic has a good feeling for characterization and time.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 1, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

The movie sucks you in so thoroughly you're actually pissed when you have to swap in a new disc during intermission.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 6, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

February 20, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Impressive and ambitious, but seriously - am I the only person alive who finds it overwrought and patience-testing?

| Original Score: 3/5

August 28, 2004
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A masterpiece; a timeless classic; one of the greatest movies ever made.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 11, 2005
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

And it's not just that the story is compelling. It is unforgettable.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 94/100

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Crosses over from raw entertainment to lovable trashy art.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

July 13, 2006
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