J. K.’s review published on Letterboxd:
I think with this film, Akira Kurosawa has officially become my favorite director... This is the 8th film I have seen from his body of work, and I have yet to rate any of them below a 4. I'm sure there are some I will not like, but I haven't seen them yet, and no other director has the sheer volume of greatness that Kurosawa has in my eyes.
This film is vibrant, colossal, bold, and just an outright masterpiece. A culmination of everything that Kurosawa learned through his legendary career. It's honestly one of the best films I have ever seen. I am in awe of it's perfection. Especially considering it's scale. I can't wait to watch this a hundred times over. One of my new favorites and a classic for the ages. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys great movies from renowned directors.