Seven Men From Now Reviews

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flixsterman
Super Reviewer
January 19, 2009
How can you not love Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin???
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
½ March 30, 2008
Wonderfully lean, effective western. Good performances all around particularly Marvin and Gail Russell, whose worn appearance gives her character an extra layer of vunerability especially if you know the actress' personal history
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
October 18, 2009
In "Seven Men from Now," Ben Stride(Randolph Scott) is on the hunt for seven men who robbed a Wells Fargo office in Silver Springs. He has already dispatched two of them by the time he comes across John(Walter Reed) and Annie Greer(Gail Russell) who are stuck in the mud on their way to California. Their voyage has not exactly gone as planned as he has had to take on odd jobs from time to time to earn money but their fortunes look up when Stride not only helps them get out of their predicament but also agrees to ride with them. His protection might come in handy as there are starving Indians on the warpath but not when encountering Masters(Lee Marvin) and Clete(Donald Barry) who are interested in the outlaws for a less charitable reason.

"Seven Men from Now" is a very entertaining western that is a notch and a half above the usual fare due to imaginative camerawork, a scene stealing performance from Lee Marvin of barely controlled menace, how well information is dispensed and especially character development. Notice where the characters start out compared to where they finish. At first, Masters looks down on John Greer while staring lustily at his wife. And it would be interesting to think what Stride's path would be if he had not encountered the Greers.
December 6, 2011
Terrible title, but really good western. Lee Marvin is an interesting villain, Scott is very stoic and dependable, and the story is interesting and entertaining. Reminds me a little of the James Stewart/Mann westerns in terms of style and direction (though not as dark).
July 24, 2011
Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin turn in tremendous performances in this highly underrated Western. One of Budd Boetticher's best films.
Super Reviewer
½ April 27, 2011
A very good revenge Western flick.Randolph Scott was great as the ex lawman tracking down the men who killed his wife & Lee Marvin was GREAT playing the A-Hole.This is a Western I'd suggest watching at least once
August 12, 2009
An utterly indispensable Western, if one is so inclined to the genre. This one is known by few --- but inevitably, loved by all who see it. Extraordinary performances throughout --- AND it's a BUDD BOETTHICER Film (those in the know will know what THAT means). Priceless!
Super Reviewer
½ February 12, 2009
Even though I am not a big fan of westerns this was a very solid movie with a beginning that grabs your attention and just does not let go. It is short with a very good story to it and Lee Marvin was awesome in this.
½ January 29, 2015
a very good western and beautiful horses to.
½ January 4, 2015
A typical western, not much excitement.
August 10, 2012
This movie's really good. Bye!
½ October 27, 2012
An entertaining and well-written western that is also capable of delivering a credible amount of twists in its storyline. Randolph Scott plays an ex-sherrif out for revenge on the 7 men who killed his wife during a Wells Fargo office robbery. Wondering around sun-burned prairies he encounters a couple-in-need and later on decides to ride with them to the city of Silver Springs, where the whole grievous event took place. While he blames himself for what happened to his beloved wife, Stride's only concern is to find the murderers and shoot them dead at first sight. On the road he meets his old-time rivals Master and Clete, who join their group as well. The atmosphere intensifies as the men start to struggle, Annie Greer shows her true emotions, and the Wells Fargo robbers plan a deadly surprise for Stride. Watching Seven Men from Now proves to be a truly thrilling western experience, and a splendid character-driven showcase lead by Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin.
February 6, 2012
Great plot, well acted, and has several badass scenes in it
½ August 20, 2006
7 MEN FROM NOW (1956)
½ April 5, 2010
A jewel, the first of a series of four collaborations with Randolph Scott, director Budd Boetticher and writer Burt Kennedy. This film is lavishly photographed with a compelling story and spare dialogue showcasing Randolph Scott at the peak of his career. If you're a western fan, this is an absolute must-see, equal to or better than most of what are regarded as classics of the genre. Follow up with THE TALL T, RIDE LONESOME and COMANCHE STATION.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
October 18, 2009
In "Seven Men from Now," Ben Stride(Randolph Scott) is on the hunt for seven men who robbed a Wells Fargo office in Silver Springs. He has already dispatched two of them by the time he comes across John(Walter Reed) and Annie Greer(Gail Russell) who are stuck in the mud on their way to California. Their voyage has not exactly gone as planned as he has had to take on odd jobs from time to time to earn money but their fortunes look up when Stride not only helps them get out of their predicament but also agrees to ride with them. His protection might come in handy as there are starving Indians on the warpath but not when encountering Masters(Lee Marvin) and Clete(Donald Barry) who are interested in the outlaws for a less charitable reason.

"Seven Men from Now" is a very entertaining western that is a notch and a half above the usual fare due to imaginative camerawork, a scene stealing performance from Lee Marvin of barely controlled menace, how well information is dispensed and especially character development. Notice where the characters start out compared to where they finish. At first, Masters looks down on John Greer while staring lustily at his wife. And it would be interesting to think what Stride's path would be if he had not encountered the Greers.
March 9, 2008
Very good western with well defined characters. It's not anything out of the ordinary, but it is professionally done and well produced. Good cast.
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