Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

With a plot based on The Magnificent Seven and The Seven Samurai, this science fiction film involves a peaceful planet attacked by invaders. Looking for assistance results in the hiring of a diverse group of mercenaries.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 25, 1980
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
R. L. Shaffer

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

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Steve Crum

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

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

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Brian Orndorf

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
A.D. Villarreal
The ship has boobs, what more do ya want from a Roger Corman production?
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
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
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
xGary Xx
Cheap and cheerful remake of The Magnificent Seven (Robert Vaughn even reprises his role) in space. Cheesy effects and straight to video stars, but it's… More