The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven (1960)

A Mexican village is being terrorized by the bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach) and his gun blazing goons. Seven American mercenaries are hired to protect the village. The group trains the townsfolk in gunplay as a trap is set for Calvera. The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

What was wonderful in the Kurosawa film -- the recruiting and training of the mercenaries -- is just dead time here.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

Sturges' remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is always worth a look, mainly for the performances of McQueen, Bronson, Coburn and Vaughn.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

Director John Sturges was extremely fortunate in securing a near-perfect cast for this enduringly popular western reworking of Japanese classic Seven Samurai.

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TIME Magazine

This film may well be the best western of 1960.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Even with some highly fetching Mexican scenery in color, this United Artists release, thrusting Yul Brynner well to the fore, is a pallid, pretentious and overlong reflection of the Japanese original.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

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

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Variety Staff
Variety

There is a heap of fine acting and some crackling good direction by John Sturges mostly in the early stages, during formation of the central septet.

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TV Guide

Very nearly a classic, this Americanization of Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai does a good job of mirroring the major themes and attitudes of the original while re-creating that monumental film in an occidental setting.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

One of the most iconic Westerns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Whether or not a film is remade or just simply takes place within the same genre, people come to expect certain things when seeing a familiar storyline.… More
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
Kevin M. Williams
Yul Brynner leads an all star cast as seven gunman are hired to defend a tiny farming villages from los banditos locos. There's no money to be had while… 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
Carlos Magalh„es
An entertaining Western remake of Kurosawa's samurai classic and, like that film, more concerned with developing its characters and letting them grown on… 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