• Three Reasons: Seven Samurai Three Reasons: Seven Samurai

    Those are our three reasons. What are yours?

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  • By dr.hypercube
    June 02, 2011
    12:31 PM

    All the above plus 4) The matchlock sniffing.
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  • By millet
    June 02, 2011
    01:12 PM

    this film's worthy of at least 10 reasons. if only "action" films of today could live up to this standard... (instead, we get morons who can only dream of remaking this one)
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    • By Theo
      April 20, 2013
      11:56 AM

      And the remakes of Seven Samurai aren't nearly as bad as some of the other action "films" out there.
  • By Craig J. Clark
    June 02, 2011
    01:42 PM

    1) The long shot when the samurai arrive on the hill overlooking the village and watch as everybody below scatters. (This makes more of an impression on the big screen, of course.) 2) The heartbreaking scene where Mifune rescues the screaming baby from the burning mill and recognizes himself. Never fails to bring tears to my eyes. 3) The surviving samurai watching as life in the village returns to normal after their work is over.
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  • By David Hollingsworth
    June 02, 2011
    04:12 PM

    1) The sheer black-and-white realism. 2) Kurosawa's swift, poetic, groundbreaking direction. 3) Non-arguably the greatest action film ever made; a standard that still has yet to matched Cheat: 4) The great Toshiro Mifune.
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  • By thevoid99
    June 02, 2011
    05:00 PM

    1. It's Kurosawa's best film (that I've seen so far) 2. It inspires a genre of group-based action films 3. The film's score
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  • By Michael Matthews
    June 03, 2011
    12:46 AM

    1. Mifune 2. Shimura 3. Mud and blood
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  • By LJ
    June 10, 2011
    04:51 PM

    1. Takashi Shimura 2. The recruiting scenes 3. Kurosawa's storytelling
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  • By dasboot4211
    November 08, 2011
    02:45 PM

    You only need one reason, Kurosawa. That's it.
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  • By Marc
    January 07, 2013
    09:46 PM

    What an incredible film in very fine form!Fantastic cinematography.The actors are first class all the way.They sure don't make them like this anymore........
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    • By birdturd94
      May 26, 2013
      12:49 PM

      No they certainly do not!
  • By birdturd94
    May 26, 2013
    12:47 PM

    1.Masterful direction with a wonderful 2.One of the most entertaining rides in cinema history 3.Great film soundtrack
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    • By birdturd94
      May 26, 2013
      12:47 PM

      I meant Masterful Direction with a wonderful cast*
  • By EZ
    July 13, 2013
    02:09 AM

    1) Seeing bad ass Samurai joke around a lot 2) "The intermission" because I can bump up the volume & listen to the music while I re-heat some fast food chicken. 3) Tight script (not like, cool tight, (though it is that too) but like no fat tight, well focused)
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  • By Mike Prado
    August 27, 2013
    06:04 AM

    1) THE CHARACTERS: The unparalleled dynamic chemistry between ALL of the players, from the mighty Kanbei to the feeble Yohei and everyone in between. All of the personalities are so expertly defined, that any given character's interaction with every other character is compelling. Incredible. 2) THE EMPEROR: Kurosawa's confident, sweeping, masterful direction that, even after the 20th viewing, makes this three-hour plus roller coaster ride feel like less than two. 3) THE INTANGIBLE: It's just that... thing. I can't explain it. So I won't try. But it's the reason why this will always be my absolute favorite movie of all time, no question. Arigato gozaimasu, Kurosawa-san.
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  • By Vince C.
    July 29, 2014
    03:05 PM

    Contrast this with its American remake and you'll know all the reasons I prefer foreign films to ours.
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