Seven Samurai ★★★★★

possibly the shortest film with a runtime that's over three hours long

kurosawa's best work? probably. in terms of narrative? yes. seven samurai is endlessly entertaining and never dull - and i'm surprised it took me around nine kurosawa films before i got to this. while some of his other films of an extended runtime feel like some fat can be trimmed off here and there - this film does not have any of that. sure, it lacks the grandness of kurosawa's other samurai epics - but the cast... they're just too good

a classic, and rightfully so

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