Hannah K’s review published on Letterboxd:
Well, I suppose this day was going to have to come eventually: I've finally seen a Kurosawa film I didn't like much. It's not a *bad* movie or anything, it's just a really straightforward adventure flick without a lot of character development or, well, really any of the out-of-the-box originality I've come to love in his movies. If you're just looking for a fun samurai adventure movie, this'll do just fine. It's just not what I was hoping for. Seven Samurai and Yojimbo both managed to be thoroughly engrossing despite being genres I don't like, but this one didn't really rise above the genre to make me love it.
How it entered my Flickchart:
The Hidden Fortress < Last Action Hero
The Hidden Fortress > Giant
The Hidden Fortress > The Whole Nine Yards
The Hidden Fortress < Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Hidden Fortress < Reality Bites
The Hidden Fortress > It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown
The Hidden Fortress < Crash
The Hidden Fortress > The Disappearance of Alice Creed
The Hidden Fortress > The Hunt
The Hidden Fortress > Running With Scissors
The Hidden Fortress > Total Recall (1990)
Final spot: #1243 out of 2065.