theswedishman’s review published on Letterboxd:
Seven samurai is one of the best films of all time. Its masterful craftmanship, in editting and cinematography outshines any film of its time. The imagination of Akira Kurosawa has inspired many directors of the generations after him, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and many other moviemakers. Even though there is a large precentage of the film that is silent and still kurosawa all ways finds a way to keep the watcher on the edge of their seats and drawn into a world outside of their own. Kurosawas creative depiction of ancient Japan, shows a world filled with wandering samurai, and brutal bandits. With this movie you can not find fault to any of the actors that present this art piece of a film, each character has their own individual personality, making each one as memorable as the last. This film is a must watch and should be seen by anyone who would enjoy to watch a tale of ancient Japan unravel in a gripping adventure, even though you mat not like samurai movies.