Andrew’s review published on Letterboxd:
When there's nothing new for you to say after watching 3 and a half hours of a film you just know that it has to be one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time.
Seven Samurai is just that. Kurosawa blends intensity, humor, suspense and everything else to create the perfect atmosphere. The acting flawlessly suits the characters. The characters are portrayed exactly how they were meant to be, the samurai heroic, the people scared yet brave and resilient, the bandits intimidating and made to look strong, just until the end when they are defeated.
What else is there to say that hasn't been said? This is perfect. Definitely taking a spot on my favorites list, probably slightly ahead of rashomon for me in terms of enjoyment.
THAT FINAL SHOT THO. AH SO GOOD.