tom prideaux’s review published on Letterboxd:
In the age of Tarantino & torture-porn, experiencing Seven Samurai; cinema’s greatest bloodless masterpiece for the first time is as eye-opening as it is mesmerising. The blend of feudal Japan’s countryside beauty with fiery, hate filled action simply proves the masterful genius of Kurosawa in of itself. The feeling of grandness this film produces is one unmatched by any other ensemble action film. Despite the seemingly small amount of warriors in these action scenes, our emotional connection with these characters and, more importantly, this location, propel the action into a league of it’s own. There’s some things a horde of computer generated footmen just can’t do.