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Seven Samurai
Year:
1954
Country:
Japan
Genre:
Drama, Action, Adventure
IMDB rating:
8.7
Director:
Akira Kurosawa
Takashi Shimura as Kambei Shimada
Toshirô Mifune as Kikuchiyo
Yoshio Inaba as Gorobei Katayama
Minoru Chiaki as Heihachi Hayashida
Daisuke Katô as Shichiroji
Isao Kimura as Katsushiro Okamoto
Yukiko Shimazaki as Rikichi's Wife
Kamatari Fujiwara as Manzo, father of Shino
Yoshio Kosugi as Mosuke
Yoshio Tsuchiya as Rikichi
Kokuten Kodo as Gisaku, the Old Man
Storyline: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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Reviews
One of the Best Movies of Cinema History
In the Sixteenth Century, in Japan, a poor village is frequently looted by armed bandits losing their crop of rice. Their patriarch Grandpa advises the villagers to hire a Ronin to defend their village. Four farmers head to town to seek out their possible protectors, but they just can offer three meals of rice per day and lodging for the samurai. They succeed in hiring the warming-hearted veteran Kambei Shimada (Takashi Shimura) that advises that they need six other samurai to protect their lands. Kambei recruits the necessary five samurai and the brave jester Kikuchiyo (Toshirô Mifune) and move to the village. After a feared reception, Kambei plots a defense strategy and the samurai start training the farmers how to defend their lands and families for the battle that approaches.

In order to celebrate the milestone of 4,000 reviews in IMDb, I decided to watch again "The Seven Samurai", the most known masterpiece of Akira Kurosawa and among my Top-10 movies ever. As far as I recall, this was the first samurai movie that I have watched and it is still my favorite despite many other excellent movies. "The Seven Samurai" is a perfect movie: the story and screenplay are amazing, dividing the dramatic story in the recruitment, reception, strategy, training, harvest, romance and the final battle of the samurai in such a way that the viewer does not feel the 207 minutes running time. The direction of Akira Kurosawa is perfectionist as usual, and the choreography of the battle in the rain is extremely realistic. The acting is top-notch, highlighting Toshirô Mifune in a great shape, climbing trees, jumping and fighting in the role of a funny character. The cinematography, set decoration, costumes, lighting, everything is fantastic. In 1960, John Sturges remade this masterpiece with the western "The Magnificent Seven". My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Os 7 Samurais" ("The 7 Samurai")
2009-08-02
The real Magnificent Seven.
Given carte blanche after the worldwide successes of *Rashomon* and *Ikiru*, Akira Kurosawa embarked on creating what amounted to a new national epic -- *Seven Samurai*. In the process, he changed movies forever.

You know the story even if you've never seen the movie: the citizens of a rural village, weary of being harassed by a local gang of bandits, recruit a rag-tag group of seven samurai warriors to help defend their homes. The only pay the farmers can offer to the samurai is three squares a day. Just the right inducement for these adventurers, led by Takashi Shimura as the wise leader, and Kurosawa regular Toshiro Mifune as a wanna-be samurai whose antecedents were farmers.

The story doesn't amount to much, but Kurosawa more than compensates for this lack of complexity by creating about 10 interesting characters and by setting a whole new standard for action scenes in the cinema. Therefore, the 3.5-hour length of the movie certainly isn't a handicap, unless good drama and well-choreographed action are too much for your CGI-conditioned brain.

Which brings me to a point: I tend to read a dozen or so IMDb reviews of a film before I add my own comments for this website, and I did so with *Seven Samurai*. It was rather disheartening to keep reading, over and over, even from those who LIKED the movie, that it's "pretty good for a black & white movie". Or, "pretty good for an old movie". Or, "pretty good for a foreign movie". Uh, yeah. *Seven Samurai* is pretty good, OK? Even if it's an old, black & white foreign movie. What's with the xenophobia and the complete lack of appreciation for film history? I'm glad that everyone has found this masterpiece "good enough" for today's standards, but in the meantime let me offer a tip: it's the recent, Hollywood movies -- in color -- that tend to suck. OK? *Seven Samurai* needs no apologies for being black & white, Japanese, and old.
2003-11-28
the best ever
will never forget watching the extended cut at 2am in high school... such an eye opener. the scenes are perfectly crafted, and the camera work and lighting is on point. If you really like it, I advise getting the criterion edition, got it myself and truly is the best way to appreciate the film. as well, seven samurai is not only adventure/action but also a character driven narrative in which we can appreciate many subjects reacting to challenging situations. the epicness can be felt across the entire movie. the energy on the performances and the consistency within them are absolutely remarkable. This is truly a gem of cinema, in my opinion, alongside citizen kane and 2001 for the GOAT.
2015-11-13
The Choice: Make A Difference
Spoilers Ahead:

When I see the negative reviews of this classic, paralleling the acid ladled upon Once Upon A Time In The West, I remember how alien this movie is to today's effects' festivals. Yes, for the handful of younger readers, who don't skip my reviews, this movie moves slowly developing characters that you grow to care about. Above this, the human beings are corrupt and filled with flaws like real human beings. My favorite scene is where Mifune has the farmers bring the other six all of the armor and weapons they had hidden away. The samurais, even Shimada, grow violently angry. They realize there is only one way the farmers got their hands on all of these weapons: they killed samurais who wandered into their village. This single scene is why this is a ten and The Magnificent Seven is a six, according to me. Human beings are not all saints from Heaven wherever you find them. True, in Seven, the cowardly villagers try to cut a deal with Eli Wallach behind the Seven's back. I like this scene better, the Samaurai sit there fuming as they realize that their shivering, pathetic victims asked for help from the same group of people they murdered and stole their weapons from. This shows you a painful truth: you will never protect and care for perfect people. Human beings are corrupt and flawed as Mifune lectures the Samurai upon at length.

Yes, young people, it is very slow, but it was made during a period when existential character studies were in vogue not effects' movies. The first half of Kurosawa's classic is Shimada gathering the group before returning to the village. This works also as time spent introducing each one of the very different members of the seven. Also, Mifune plays a samurai groupie who lightens the boredom by doing hilarious things. My favorite is where he produces a long genealogy paper that claims he is a samurai of high birth. Unfortuanately, the name he chose is of a thirteen year old boy. What makes this so much better than Magnificent? The samurais use hit and run, Die Hard like attacks, on the forty bandits. There are: night forays into their camp, ambushes, and, my favorite, when they let one of the group in and then seal it up behind them. This is followed by some knock off the horse and stabbing action. Unlike the brainless, clichéd 'big showdown,' this classic shows the samurais winnowing the bandits down to just thirteen before the final battle. Kurosawa shoots the entire final battle in the pouring rain with lakes of mud puddles everywhere. Also, the tensions between the classes are present, just like real life. Watch what happens when the young samurai sleeps with the farmer's hot daughter.

No, if you like effects' movies, you will just detest this old movie. Do not watch this unless you like character studies. There is action all throughout the movie, not just at the end. However, given its almost three and a half hours running time, the bulk of the movie is: assembling the group, the preparations, the training with realistic tensions between two very antithetical groups of people who are none too fond of each other. This is none of the nauseating fawning over the warriors, like in Magnificent. Yes, when they first agree it is all hearts and flowers, wait until they get back to the village. The samurai, who are killed, are not the ones you would predict; also, the intelligent writing of the clever decimating of the bandits is far superior to Magnificent. The characterizations, the part where younger people fall asleep, are what makes you care about these men. I love that scene where Shimada warns the other samurai,"This may be the battle that kills us." The samurai breaks into a happy smile. Mifune serves as comic relief all through the movie: yelling, pushing, mocking and beating upon the peasants. Almost devoid of a musical score, the nobility of the men for flawed people is done very understated and quietly without a loud orchestral score.

It remains Kurosawa's classic for its quiet message: at the end of his life, Shimada saw their suffering, and, like at the house with the kidnapped child, chose to make a difference. Its perspicacity about corrupt humans, flawed warriors, class tensions and, unavoidable tragedies, are what makes it tower above The Magnificent Seven. To Stand And Make A Difference. A Masterpiece. Q.E.D.

"Act As If The Principle Of Your Action Could Safely Be Made A Universal Law For The Entire World." Immanuel Kant's Categorical Imperative
2017-02-20
My 2nd favorite film of all time
This flick has everything. Drama. Comedy. Action. It's just a really fun ride, with some depth to it.

What really amazes me is that it's 3.5 hours long, and there isn't a single scene where I feel it drags. In fact, I like "Seven Samurai" more every time I watch it.

Everything about this film (the script, score, acting, directing) is perfect.

I'd give it an 11 if I could, but I guess I have to give it a 10.
2003-09-08
"If You Could Only Watch One Film In Your Lifetime...Look No Further."
A village is constantly attacked by well armed bandits. One day after an attack they seek the wisdom of an elder who tells them they cannot afford weapons, but they can find men with weapons, samurai, who will fight for them, if they find samurai who are in down on their luck and wondering where their next meal will come from. They find a very experienced samurai with a good heart who agrees to recruit their party for them. He selects five genuine samurai and one who is suspect but the seven return to the village to protect it from the forty plus bandits.

If you could only watch one film in your lifetime, this one is it. Yes that's a pretty bold statement, but it's true. Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is a must see for any film fan. Kurosawa brought so many elements together for this film that it is on such a grand an epic scale.

Each samurai has their own arc to them, from being the experienced warrior to a young hopeful. Kurosawa takes his time to develop each character on his/her own terms and it works wonderfully. The film is extremely long and the epic battler doesn't take place till the final part of the film, but here we get to know our Seven Samurai, all of them, very well. We care for each, not wanting them to die in the heat of the battle, for a film to be able to do this for one character is great, but for seven....is extraordinary.

Samurai is a dazzlingly technical achievement for it's time and to this day outshines most "epic" movies we see today. It has beautiful cinematography and art direction. Kurosawa has a keen eye and uses it well in this film.

Samurai has one of if not the most amazing battle put to screen. The samurai turn the village into a fortress and use the surroundings to their help. The battle is so massive it spawns roughly 30 some odd minutes. The climatic battle itself goes through every rock that mother nature throws it's way, from the cold dirty rain to the hot dry day. It has influenced all the films we see today, The Return of The King, The Magnificent Seven, Narnia. Please don't see this film expecting BRAVEHEART, because there will be no limbs flying off the screen. But the action is beautifully filmed and shows early use of slow-motion.

Samurai packs an emotional punch at the end, as it shows how the samurai are honorable, we have been on this journey with them since their beginning to their end and we cannot help but feel sorrow for the ones lost in the battle. We feel sorrow for the Samurai because in the end they get nothing, yes the village is safe and the enemy is gone, but the only thing the samurai get is a loss in numbers.

Samurai is a landmark film that has it's place in history as one of the greatest. For those that can't comprehend it, think of it as Japan's Citizen Kane....only better. For a film that has inspired so many and given us so much, there is only praise to be said. For if it were not for this film, we may not be where we are today in cinema.
2005-12-16
I hate my attention span
As a child of late-20th Century cinema, I am unfortunately cursed with a terribly short attention span. As such, I didn't enjoy this 200-minute classic as much as I would have liked, because it totally exceeded the amount of time I can bring myself to spend with a movie. This is, of course, through no fault of Kurosawa or his brilliant cast and crew. I've not seen the cut-down 140-minute version, but the thought of shortening this film horrifies me because everything here is so vitally important and tremendously beautiful. To remove a minute of "Seven Samurai" is to destroy dozens of those cool little film techniques and acting nuances that separate the wonderful films from the merely good. I personally just have to watch it one tape at a time...
1999-09-22
A colourful masterpiece in black and White
I've been meaning to watch this film for some time now but have put it off, mostly due to its length, it being in black and white and it also being subtitled and as someone who is just starting to get into more world cinema, especially from the East, this seemed like a bad place to continue right now. In fact, I thought this film was going to be tedious to watch. So, when I put it In my DVD player (or PS2, take your pick) at half ten last night, I decided to finally sit down and watch Akira Kurosawa's "masterpiece" knowing that it won't be finished until half 1 in the morning. When the last scene finished, one word was left in my head, Perfect. This film is nothing short of perfection. And it wasn't the action that impressed me the most; it was the character interactions in the scenes leading up to the climax. Each Samurai (I won't name them as my spelling and memory of the names is anything short of terrible) has a fair amount of screen time, story and overall character.

It became easy to distinguish one character from the next as their behaviour was so unique. Three samurai's stood out to me through. One was the young rookie who fell in love with the daughter of a farmer. I felt that this was the Samurai we were meant to relate to. In fact, out of all 7, I would say he is the most different; his skills aren't as well polished as the others. The Second is the Samurai who commands the Village the most, looking like both a leader and a father figure to the young Samurai. The Last was the Samurai who seemed like the heart of the small army. He was not only funny but also had some emotional depth to him. In fact, I will say when he leaves his post and dresses up as a Bandit, that it when we see the biggest development in his character as he see witnesses the effect of his actions.

The story was very simple, a Village are being attacked by Bandits and they need the help of Samurai. All they can afford to pay this with is three meals every day. It's the way it's handled however which makes the film stand out among the crowd. It would be rather easy to make this an action orientated film. But it's split into three episodes. They are; 1. The Gathering of Samurais 2. The Preparation for the Attack 3. The Attack Each episode plays out slowly, giving us time to see some character development while the story progresses. In fact, my favourite of all three episodes has to be the first. It was a joy to see who they will get to aid them in their battle. While watching this part, I felt I was there and seeing these other Samurais where like meeting up with old friends. The atmosphere in these scenes feels very authentic. While most films will condense the first two acts so they become an hour altogether, this film spreads them out to build tension for the third act. In fact, the film feels like a journey. We are seeing these characters improve their relationships with each other over the course of the film so that the final episode will be as emotional and as action packed as we should expect.

I could go into even greater lengths in saying how good this film is, but I will just be repeating what others have said. In fact, to talk about the whole film would fill books and I just don't have the time to do so. However, something I do feel the need to talk about is the Music, which is actually pretty epic and something I feel gets overlooked. The best part is when the farmer learns about his Daughter and the young Samurai, the music that plays and that moment just fits in way too perfectly. It gets the emotion just right and makes the event stand out the most throughout the film. Without it, that one moment would have just passed away without a glimmer, but with that one soundtrack, all the tension building around that one sub plot had reached a glorious climax.

Now, spoiler alert if you have not seen this, but I found the ending to be rather depressing. It stated that even through the Villager's had won the battle, the Samurais hadn't. This is a rather sad moment in the film as it told us that the Samurais had become friends. Now that four of them are dead, it's like their friendship has split. This was hinted earlier in the film when three of the Samurai go and attack the house, one of the Samurai says "if we lose one, we lose the battle" (or it was something along those lines) which gave further evidence the seven had indeed lost.

Overall, the film was one of the best I've ever seen. Definitely it my top 20. While I can't recommend this to everyone (if you rate Transformers as your favourite trilogy of all time, then I would say stay away from this) I would say give it a try. Besides, it's easy to see that it had a huge influence on Star War, even the wiping transitions are in here. Easily a 10/10.
2013-09-01
10
Kurosawa can stay at home, for only having done this work summit and go into the annals of cinema. This fresco made on the history of feudal Japan and customs is more than a movie adventure. For nearly four hours, we dive in Japan like we were there, watching the battles, helping farmers, or looking samurai. A monument, a work of love of cinema, a perfect film.

The epic has printed the entire film is undoubtedly its great strength. Assuming that the adventure genre is single-minded and topic, this film already has a plus point. And in his feature film, Kurosawa shows a variety of characters. It gives you time to show us every corner of the samurai, but also of the vast majority of farmers. Kurosawa's intention is that, at the end of the film, we understand why each samurai has accepted the position of defending the peasants, and came to realize that none has the same reasons as the other. His characters are never flat, because we know its past, its present, and what they expect of the future with just a conversation. They are characters who live with their concerns, and a code, Bushido, marked by honor, courage and respect are based. And it is strange in an adventure film, because you could say that Kurosawa "put aside" action. And all this not to mention the extraordinary end the battle. A final scenes full of a truly Fordian lyricism, and that far exceed anything that sometimes mars a movie: a bad end.

But all this must be added the care that puts Kurosawa in Japan show as it was portrayed in the film. It seems almost cool, a photograph taken in the feudal Japan. All customs, feelings, and ideas of the time are reflected on the screen: misogyny, the cowardice of the peasants, samurai courage, friendship and honor, something important in characters filled with so much charisma.

And I no longer remains to talk about the direction of the teacher. Its direction is simple, pure, without cheap sensationalism to give more spectacular. Their intimate scenes are recreated in a lyrical way, but real at the same time, with battle scenes where we know at all times what is happening thanks to Kurosawa, like Master Ford, do not move the camera to not be necessary, based on the subtlety of telling the facts, as when rescue a child without knowing what happens. Without a frenzied assembly, always we know what happens, because it raises the choreography as a true samurai would plan the battle. And for this he had a unique cast, headed by his two favorite actors: Mifune and Shimura, reaching in this movie performing a supreme heights.
2016-11-07
Mud and Rain and Conflict
This film is undoubtedly Kurosawa's masterpiece (no mean feat when one considers the opposition such as "Throne of Blood", "Ran" and "Yojimbo"). The film's story, construction, credible and engaging characters, and that perfect ending are assets that most directors would give their eye teeth for but Kurosawa also proves himself the most economically effective director of action scenes who puts Hollywood directors like Spielberg firmly in his place: the climactic scene where he shows only horses hooves and human legs rushing hither and thither in the mud and torrential rain is most effective in conveying both the ferocity of the conflict and the panic of the villagers, and serves to prove that imagination and invention will always triumph over computer-generated images.
2000-04-07
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