StrudelNoCream’s review published on Letterboxd:
Faceless villains, decent character development, average action scenes. Complex themes simmer beneath the surface but aren't fully explored.
Also Toshiro Mifune is insufferable in this role. I thought he was sublime in Rashomon - a much more layered and nuanced performance compared to his rather shouty effort here.
In short, Sturges did it better.