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Yojimbo Reviews

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May 20, 2003
Despite the sometime appearance of the whole thing as a forthright travesty, it does have stretches of excitement and cinematic power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2006
Even Eastwood's Man With No Name is inspired, perhaps, by the samurai in Yojimbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2002
It is fair to say that, without Yojimbo, certain key aspects of Western cinema would not be the same today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2008
Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune team up for one of their most basic and enjoyable samurai films.
April 20, 2011
A textbook example of the perfect crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 13, 2001
Rousing, good story, told with vigor and visual excitement by Akira Kurosawa, and splendidly acted by Toshiro Mifune, this has ideal remake material for a Yank company.
January 1, 2000
Great beginning and ending, but drags a bit in the middle.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
If the plot sounds familiar, it's probably because Leone stole it for A Fistful of Dollars.
July 21, 2002
There's no denying its snappiness. Whenever you shut your brain off, it hums amicably right along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
July 17, 2006
Not much on plot or leaving one much to think about, but it sure was entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 30, 2003
The explosive outbursts of violence in Yojimbo are superbly choreographed, with Kurosawa's customary use of a telephoto lens creating a hallucinatory feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 4, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
September 9, 2002
Every shot in this film is a textbook study of camera movement and placement, composition in depth, and the use of deep-focus photography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 4, 2007
engages viewers with its larger than life protagonist and easy to follow narrative
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 28, 2010
The biggest impression left by Yojimbo is the characterization of Sanjuro, whose iconography of stoic cool (that inspired Clint Eastwood's antiheroic "Man with No Name") is consistently undercut with dashes of comical realism...[Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It is still clearly the work of a master film-maker, the level of care apparent in every shot being enough to lift Yojimbo out of the generic morass.
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