Review by talyseon
December, 05 2012
Pros: Toshiro Mifune is wonderful as the soon-to-be-hero. The Cinematography is breathtaking.
Cons: Silly little Otsu, throwing herself about and crying; hardly a brave samurai lady.
Review by metalluk
May, 28 2004
Pros: Strong performance by Mifune, lush cinematography, lots of action, interesting secondary characters
Cons: Violence to no good purpose
Review by nathantyree
May, 23 2003
Pros: Toshiro Mifune, crisp direction
Cons: No resolution, poor picture quality
Review by mae_lyn
February, 28 2005
Pros: Great casting, well adapted screenplay and great portrayal of 1600's Japan.
Cons: Mediocre sub-titling, dark cinematography.
Review by WritingLife
June, 11 2000
Pros: Gorgeous photography, epic drama