One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

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4.3 out of 5

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  • Average 9.3/10
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Critics Consensus: Arguably Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, The Seven Samurai is an epic adventure classic with an engrossing story, memorable characters, and stunning action sequences that make it one of the most influential films ever made.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Famous epic with stylish violence and subtitles.

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Released
Copyright
© 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. English subtitled version & 2006 Toho International Co., Ltd.

Languages

Primary
Japanese (Stereo)

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