Yojimbo

Showings

Sioux Falls State Theatre Thu, May 26 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1961
Runtime:1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Rating:NR
Genre:Drama
Thriller
Production Country:Japan
Original Langauge:Japanese
Subtitles:English
Format:Blu-ray
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Akira Kurosawa
Cast:Toshiro Mifune
Tatsuya Nakadai
Yôko Tsukasa
Isuzu Yamada
Daisuke Kato
Produced By:Akira Kurosawa
Screenwriter:Akira Kurosawa
Music By:Masaru Satô

Description


STAFF PICK: Denali Meyer


The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.



95%

"As effortlessly engaging as it is widely influential, Yojimbo represents Kurosawa at the peak of his powers --
and lays the groundwork for the modern American western."

ROTTEN TOMATOES


"Even Eastwood's Man With No Name is inspired, perhaps, by the samurai in Yojimbo."
ROGER EBERT


"A textbook example of the perfect crowd-pleaser."
SLANT MAGAZINE


"If the plot sounds familiar, it's probably because Leone stole it for A Fistful of Dollars."
TIME OUT


"Rousing, good story, told with vigor and visual excitement by Akira Kurosawa,
and splendidly acted by Toshiro Mifune, this has ideal remake material
for a Yank company."
VARIETY