It helps when you break it up
It seems somehow sacreligious to give the 25-word treatment to a Kurosawa classic, but when one makes a covenant to review movies in a 25-word-or-less format, one must stick to that covenant.
Seven Samurai in 25 words or less:
Split into three installments, it was a gripping, emotional epic of growth and self-understanding (with swords!), but occasionally a bit histrionic for my taste. A-.