• 80%
    122 votes
  • Rate this movie
    What did you think?

The Hidden Fortress 1958

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • December 28, 1958
  • 139 mins
  • Japanese
  • Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.


All 1 Comment

It's amazing to me how how contemporary this film's pacing of action and comedy feel considering it's over 60 years old. It's well known that Lucas was directly influenced by this film for Star Wars, but I think every "on the run" action/comedy movie since owes a a huge debt to this film as well. It just goes from one jam to another, never letting up. Especially as soon as they hit the road. This is great.

loading replies

If you like The Hidden Fortress, check out...