Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai ★★★★★

"This is the nature of war. By protecting others, you save yourselves."

While I can't readily compare it to Akira Kurosawa's other films, I can probably say with some certainty that Seven Samurai is one of the greatest films ever made. Even at 207 minutes long, it virtually flies by, and always commands your complete attention. Combining breathtaking direction, memorable characters, riveting action, and a story that would influence western movies for decades to come, Seven Samurai is practically perfect in every way. I honestly wouldn't change a single frame.

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