Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai ★★★★★

For the essays upon essays you can write about this thing from its influence on the following 70 years of action to its deep well of melancholic ambivalence toward the history it initially seems to be mythologizing to the extraordinary pacing what this movie does better than just about any other is tell the story of individuals forming a collective alliance and overcoming an oppressive force with more striking clarity than any other movie ever made. For all the rain, fire, fog and mud that permeates the back half of this thing it's an extraordinary work of clean lines being drawn clearly. A miracle.

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