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Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjr) Reviews

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August 7, 2012
This is fun but, compared with Kurosawa's other 60s efforts, relatively slight.
August 7, 2012
Technically, the film is one of Kurosawa's most impressive, featuring some superbly staged sword battles and exceptional use of complex widescreen compositions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2012
Satirical Samurai action of the highest order.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2011
The relative linearity of the film can't help but come as something of a disappointment after the feast of Yojimbo.
March 28, 2010
Rather than simply repeating the successful formula of Yojimbo, which incorporated humor but largely played it straight, Sanjuro flips the script for a largely comic action picture punctuated by a dark, rug-yanking conclusion. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 28, 2009
a textbook on widescreen composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 26, 2009
The charm of this fascinating Toho production, stylishly directed by Akira Kurosawa, is the personality of the hero, powerfully played by Toshiro Mifune.
February 5, 2007
For escapist fare, this ranks highly
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 23, 2006
Mifune's smashing performance is the force that makes it all work so well.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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June 24, 2006
Kurosawa was pressured by his producers into directing this sequel to Yojimbo, and rose to the occasion by making his funniest and least overtly didactic film
October 1, 2003
Mifune's disheveled samurai is an almost cartoonlike send-up of the established samurai image.
June 11, 2003
One of Kurosawa's lesser works, but still well worth a rental.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
A simple and highly effective action-comedy, with an outstanding performance from Mifune and an unforgettable finale.
May 20, 2003
A surprising, fetching, beautifully made film that fitly propounds the lesson of his own professionalism: 'Never send a boy to do a man's work.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2003
The follow-up to YOJIMBO is just as sharp, funny, and exciting. The only bad thing about it is that it was the only sequel.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2002
A step down from the superior Yojimbo, but still enjoyable thanks to Toshiro Mifune's scruffy rogue.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Short and sweet. If you haven't seen Yojimbo, go rent that before this. If you haven't seen Seven Samurai, go rent that before Yojimbo. And once you've done those two, graduate to Sanjuro.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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