Plot: With his weak set of 8 soldiers,the nephew of a chamberlain captured by a corrupt superintendent accidentally gets the help of an eccentric yet intelligent samurai. The ten of them,to save the chamberlain, take on a huge clan using not brawn but brain.
- This film brings out the lighter side of Kurosawa with characters fitted with a good scope for wit and humour.
- Toshiro Mifune's essay of a lazy,laid-back yet cautious samurai is memorable. His body language is ultimate!
- Needless to say,like in other films of the director,music & camera steal attention.
My Rating: 9.4/10