They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (Walkers on the Tiger's Tail)
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They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (Walkers on the Tiger's Tail)
The fourth film from Akira Kurosawa is based on a legendary twelfth-century incident in which the lord Yoshitsune and a group of samurai retainers dressed as monks in order to pass through a dangerous enemy checkpoint.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even for its brevity, the import remains a long, tedious conversation piece, interspersed with reedy songs and a few interesting, mobile faces. Most of the time the members of the all-male cast sit around on their haunches."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"A minor and obscure work by the acclaimed filmmaker."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Akira Kurosawa's slimmest feature, running only an hour, is also one of the best of his early period."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Captivating samurai vaudeville"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion