wosko’s review published on Letterboxd:
After finally get around to watching this, all I’m going to say is that THE HYPE IS REAL! Truly remarkable film making. As usual, Kurosawa ticks all the boxes; he’s an absolute master.
And Mifune does it again! Man, I love this bloke. I just love how he brings such energy to each and every film, and to each character he plays. He’s such a unique and awesome performer, who really does captivate everything and everyone around him, especially the audience. He has easily become one of my all-time favourite performers.
Never have I seen anyone excited for battle like Mifune's character ‘Kikuchiyo’ shows…he’s crazy! Haha he was brilliant!
The way ‘Kikuchiyo’ was jumping around with joy before battle is exactly how I feel inside each and every second of every Kurosawa / Mifune film I’ve seen so far. What a lethal combo!