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Another Kurosawa movie with Toshiro Mifune as the title character. He's a world-weary bad-tempered Samurai who decides to save a hapless group of do-gooders trying to weed out corruption in their little town.

Unfortunately, the do-gooders' adversaries turn out to be much more dangerous than they thought. And the do-gooders ae very inept at working in a world of danger and intrigue. Humor and mayhem result.

I have to admit: the movie did not hold my unflagging interest. And (as long as I'm admitting things) the "they all look alike" effect is strong here, so I got confused a lot about what was going on. I may have to give it another chance someday.

Last Modified 2012-10-26 9:54 AM EST