Toshiro Mifune portrays a Samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Neither side is particularly honorable, but Mifune is hungry and impoverished, so he agrees to work a... read more
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Release Date: September 13, 1961
DVD Release Date: September 28, 1999
Stats: 2,474 reviews
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July 14, 2011
A superbly shot black comedy that truly showcases the strengths of Kurosawa and his lead Mifune. It is also a scathing indictment on capitalism that Leone's remake "A Fistful of Dollars" doesn't touch on as well. In this town, lawlessness seems to be the only law of the land as r...
June 8, 2011
"Kill one or a hundred. You only hang once." Yojimbo is a really cool movie directed by Akira Kurosawa. It went on to inspire Leones A Fistful of Dollars and Last Man Standing with Bruce Willis. The story from Yojimbo will probably be used again. It's a simple, but very cool stor...
March 28, 2011
Even if you haven't seen it, you know the story by now. Kurosawa's influence and love of Westerns is obvious but this love letter to the cowboy film is something else. Funny how in turn it was ripped off and made into a Western but that's what is so great about cinema. Toshiro Mi...
January 24, 2011
Great and Worst Project's (Westerns)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Y˘ko Tsukasa and Isuzu Yamada.
To me Yojimbo is the greatest western ever made and hands down it is better than The good the bad and the ugly. I think of Akira Kurosawa...
January 13, 2011
As good as this film is I had the most difficult time getting through all of it in one sitting. I think the reason mainly is that the film only follows one character against other characters, and in the Kurosawa films I love there is usually an ensemble of characters. I'm also ...
June 30, 2010
Yojimbo is one of the greatest and most stylish films ever made.Yojimbo has all of Kurosawa's qualities and none of the flaws. The music score is an essential element of the plot, almost a character itself.One of the unique things about Yojimbo is the central character. He is an ...
May 25, 2010
A lone samurai wanders into a small town and into a feud between two rival gangs. With no allegiance to either side he decides to play one against the other for fun and profit.
Yojimbo is a Kurosawa classic that has inspired several films in other genres, including wes...
May 22, 2010
Sanjuro: You're all tough, then?
Gambler: What? Kill me if you can!
Sanjuro: It'll hurt.
Akira Kurosawa puts his favorite actor, Toshiro Mifune, into complete badass mode, as a wandering samurai playing a town with rival gangs against each other.
Sanjuro: Cooper. Two coffins.....
March 23, 2010
Extremely popular and widely acknowledged as one of Akira Kurosawa's finest films, Yojimbo has no difficulty living up to its reputation. Remade a handful of times and having inspired countless other films, Yojimbo was my introduction to the late Kurosawa many moons ago and I've ...
February 23, 2010
Kurosawa's classical film that inspired Sergio Leone and Quentin Tarantino, changing cinema with his use of dark humor in this very entertaining, delightful samurai story that features one great performance by Toshiro Mifune.
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