In my own opinion, I find Sanjuro to be one of my favorite films by the Kurosawa. Unlike Yojimbo, which mainly showed the violent side of humans, Sanjuro shows a much deeper... Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by Tom Tsukuhara
This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD edition of the film.
This film released shortly after the release of Yojimbo, has the same main character. Read more
Before seeing a Toshiro Mifune film I wasn't into Samurai movies....now I'm hooked. Sanjuro tells the story of a masterless Samurai who tries to help some naive and bumbling... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004
Kurosawa and Mifume make a memorable film on what could have been just standard material. Mifume is the samurai in the middle of a political struggle who uses his cunning and... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by "johntchance"
Yet another fine example of how films should be done, Sanjuro is a continuation of Yojimbo; I hesitate to call it a sequel due to the common belief that sequels are always inferior... Read morePublished on July 29 2003 by "solid117"
Who would have thunk you could have a funny samurai movie? I guess you can have comedic westerns, so why no a humorous samurai? Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by Craig Matteson
Sure it isn't as good as Yojimbo, but that doesn't detract from it in the least. Mifune swaggers with the best of them, and watching him trying to keep his over-eager swordsmen in... Read morePublished on May 4 2003 by Jivesocket
Kurosawa only made two sequels in his lifetime, "Sanshiro Sugata II," and "Sanjuro." "Sanshiro Sugata II" was a government-suggested sequel and basically a war-time propaganda... Read morePublished on March 26 2003 by Zack Davisson
Yojimbo's sequel, Sanjuro, while surely the lesser film, is no less enjoyable. Originally a different story that was later rewritten for Mifune's samurai character, this time... Read morePublished on March 3 2003 by Craig Clarke