The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai (1954) is westernized as The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Simon Miraudo

Bernstein's score is one for the ages. This film, however, is not.

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Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media

Classic shoot-'em-up not for young viewers.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A classic that's never been one of my favorite Westerns.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

One of the most iconic Westerns.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Overly celebrated, but the gun fights are among the best ever in a Western.

Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

If you're going to rip someone off, may as well rip off the best

Emanuel Levy

John Sturges remake of Kurosawa's masterpiece, Seven Samurai, is enjoyable on its own terms due to the stellar cast, not to mention Elmer Bernstein's score, but it helps to know the Japansese classic.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An inferior remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 action classic The Seven Samurai, though worth seeing because of the star performances.

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Pete Croatto

Get the Pringles ready.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Based on a story by Akira Kurosawa, starring Yul Brinner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn and Eli Wallach, directed by John (The… More
Jens S.
Shocking, that one of the great, classic Western films is actually a remake of Kurosawa's Samurai film. That doesn't take anything away from this… More
Jim Hunter
This is the Western version of <i>The Seven Samurai</i>; if you don't know the plot of <i>The Seven Samurai</i>, see that film… More
Dean McKenna
A brilliant classic, beautifully shot and acted. Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's <i>The Seven Samurai</i> served as the inspiration for this… More
Alex roy
The Magnificent Seven is similar to the classic 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai directed by the great Akira Kurosawa. I really enjoyed this one, but I found… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Vin: You know the first time I took a job as a hired gun, fellow told me, "Vin, you can't afford to care." There's your problem. Chris: One… More