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Sanjuro [Sub: Eng]In this movie, crafty jaded samurai Sanjuro helps a young man and his fellow clansmen weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a proper samurai on its ear.
Actors of "Sanjuro [Sub: Eng]"
Characters of "Sanjuro [Sub: Eng]"
Directors of "Sanjuro [Sub: Eng]"Akira KurosawaBirthdate: 23 March 1910, Tokyo, Japan
Creators of "Sanjuro [Sub: Eng]"Ryûzô KikushimaBirthdate: 28 January 1914, JapanHideo OguniBirthdate: 9 July 1904, Aomori, Japan
Critic Reviews of "Sanjuro [Sub: Eng]"Chicago ReaderAugust 07, 2012
This is fun but, compared with Kurosawa's other 60s efforts, relatively slight.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
The charm of this fascinating Toho production, stylishly directed by Akira Kurosawa, is the personality of the hero, powerfully played by Toshiro Mifune.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Kurosawa was pressured by his producers into directing this sequel to Yojimbo, and rose to the occasion by making his funniest and least overtly didactic filmNew York TimesMay 20, 2003
A surprising, fetching, beautifully made film that fitly propounds the lesson of his own professionalism: 'Never send a boy to do a man's work.'TV GuideAugust 07, 2012
Technically, the film is one of Kurosawa's most impressive, featuring some superbly staged sword battles and exceptional use of complex widescreen compositions.Empire MagazineAugust 07, 2012
Satirical Samurai action of the highest order.Slant MagazineApril 20, 2011
The relative linearity of the film can't help but come as something of a disappointment after the feast of Yojimbo.Groucho ReviewsMarch 28, 2010
Rather than simply repeating the successful formula of Yojimbo, which incorporated humor but largely played it straight, Sanjuro flips the script for a largely comic action picture punctuated by a dark, rug-yanking conclusion. [Blu-ray]Filmcritic.comMay 28, 2009
a textbook on widescreen composition.Old School ReviewsFebruary 05, 2007
For escapist fare, this ranks highlyOzus' World Movie ReviewsJuly 23, 2006
Mifune's smashing performance is the force that makes it all work so well.Austin ChronicleOctober 01, 2003
Mifune's disheveled samurai is an almost cartoonlike send-up of the established samurai image.
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