Sunday, July 27, 2008

Review: Yojimbo (1961)


One of Kurasawa’s greatest achievements, Yojimbo tells the story of humanity's foibles in a thoroughly convincing story of an impoverished samurai. Superb acting and sparse, powerful camerawork show you exactly how impacting a movie with minimal editing and no special effects can be.

2 comments:

Greg Trotter said...

i just threw it on the netflix queue. check out Seven Samurai if you haven't already.

StuartOhQueue said...

"Yojimbo" is definitely among my favorite Kurosawa flicks. I also love your quick review format. I write similarly.

Here's my own take on Yojimbo: http://www.undy-a-hundy.com/?p=1676