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Yojimbo Reviews

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TIME Magazine
March 4, 2013
A movie that is both a wow of a show and a masterpiece of misanthropy.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
Action-packed, highly comic 1961 translation of Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
If the plot sounds familiar, it's probably because Leone stole it for A Fistful of Dollars.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 20, 2006
Even Eastwood's Man With No Name is inspired, perhaps, by the samurai in Yojimbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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
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James Berardinelli
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
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Variety Staff
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.