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Seven Samurai

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A Japanese farming village, constantly besieged and pillaged by an army of bandits, recruits seven independent samurai to defend it.

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The film’s themes on war, aggression, and community still resonate in the current context, while Kurosawa offers a harmonious mix of character and action that is genuinely timeless.
★★★★★ | Read in full: Seven Samurai film review Alasdair Bayman We Love Cinema

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The glorious vigour and strength of this film is presented with such theatrical relish and flair: its energy flashes out of the screen like a sword.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Well before Sam Peckinpah hit on the device, he used tiny flashes of slow motion to emphasise moments within busy scenes — usually as wounded characters stagger to their deaths.
Kim Newman Empire

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UK release date

26 Apr 1954