Tacco Z’s review published on Letterboxd:
I will start this review off with something pretty controversial, I have Kagemusha above it in my ratings. I only preface this review with that because while I slightly enjoyed the beautiful color of Kagemusha enough to edge it out, I have nothing but glowing compliments for this film and can easily see why it's considered one of Kurosawa's masterpieces. The drama was effectively done while the large scale action is truly done by nobody as well as Akira Kurosawa. The taking of the castles was movie magic that only occurs once in a great while where you feel how special what is unfolding in front of you is. All I really can say is that Akira Kurosawa is truly one of the best directors I've ever had the pleasure of watching!