Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

Just as The Magnificent Seven transplanted The Seven Samurai to the American West, this witty sci-fi cheapie Battle Beyond the Stars transplants The Magnificent Seven to outer space. A ragtag group of mercenaries is hired to defend a… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 25, 1980
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

An enjoyably inventive low-budget B-movie filled with action and interesting characters.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Dated low budget rip-off of "Star Wars" has interesting cast.

Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

John Sayles manages to work some offbeat science-fiction ideas around the edges of an otherwise derivative plot...

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Ah, that lovable B-movie sci-fi crap from the early eighties.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Happy to distract the viewer with chase sequences and extended invasion showdowns, also using Danning's sex bomb appeal to keep attention away from the budgetary limitations. Why pay for explosions when there's spandex?

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Hot on the heels of a small sci-fi production called 'Star Wars' came this remake of 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'Seven Samurai'.… More
Anthony Lawrie
Battle Beyond the Stars, you could say, is the final part in the Seven trilogy. Based on the Seven Samurai, which was later remade into The magnificent Seven,… More
Tim Salmons
I went into Battle Beyond the Stars hoping to discover some unseen craptastic sci-fi epic in the vein of Starcrash or The Last Starfighter (the latter actually… More
A.D. Villarreal
The ship has boobs, what more do ya want from a Roger Corman production?
Luke Baldock
Seven Samurai is my favorite film of all time. It's perfection. The Magnificent Seven is also a fantastic movie. In 1980, Roger Corman brought us this… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
An oatmeal-flavored science fiction epic with Richard Thomas (John-Boy Walton) gathering allies from all over the galaxy to defend his planet from a… More