The dynamic duo of director Akira Kurosawa and star Toshiro Mifune make their special magic in this exciting story of a samurai-for-hire who hires himself out to two warring factions with the aim of destroying both. A practical blueprint for the modern action film. In 35mm.
“Far from being just another vehicle for Mifune, this belongs in that select group of films noirs which are also comedies.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out
“A textbook example of the perfect crowd-pleaser, Kurosawa’s tale is sociopolitical wish fulfillment via archetypal samurai drama, albeit with a twist or three.” – Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine