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The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) Reviews

May 6, 2017
Kurosawa's calculations pay off in thrills and clever character delineation. The trials of the journey impose heroic imperatives and bonds of loyalty that ennoble even the meanest characters.
May 9, 2005
Essentially a superficial film and that Kurosawa, for all his talent, is as prone to pot-boiling as anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2003
By introducing comedy into the mixture and telling the tale from an atypical perspective, Kurosawa has differentiated The Hidden Fortress from nearly every similar feudal era Japanese epic ever committed to the screen. This is a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4