The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1960 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 52,325
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 Wallach). As Elmer Bernstein's unforgettable theme music (later immortalized as the "Marlboro Man" leitmotif) blasts away in the background, Chris rounds up six fellow soldiers of fortune to help him form a united front against the bandits. The remaining "magnificent
Jan 1, 1960 Wide
May 8, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
Robert J. Wilke
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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.
Overly celebrated, but the gun fights are among the best ever in a Western.
An inferior remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 action classic The Seven Samurai, though worth seeing because of the star performances.
If you're going to rip someone off, may as well rip off the best
If it's not the greatest Western ever made, it's certainly in the top three. This is the movie that made Steve McQueen a star.
Simply one of the most entertaining Westerns ever made.
a rousing adventure story that not only includes a brilliant cast, but explores some of the deeper contradictions of the mythic noble outlaw
...holds up as a rousing adventure and as a fascinating turning point in the history of movies about the Old West.
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- Chris: Only the farmers won. We lost. We always lose.
- Vin: Fella I once knew in El Paso, one day he took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him the same question, why? He said it seemed to be a good idea at the time.
- Vin: It seemed like a good idea at the time. So far so good.
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