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The Magnificent Seven Reviews

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
November 12, 2005
A classic that's never been one of my favorite Westerns.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 10, 2005
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.
Jeet Thayil
August 27, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 21, 2016
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
February 9, 2006
Sturges' remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is always worth a look, mainly for the performances of McQueen, Bronson, Coburn and Vaughn.
Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Classic shoot-'em-up not for young viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
October 20, 2014
Bernstein's score is one for the ages. This film, however, is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
September 21, 2016
Director John Sturges was extremely fortunate in securing a near-perfect cast for this enduringly popular western reworking of Japanese classic Seven Samurai.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 2, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 1, 1960
The theme music is perfect. It's a rousing score that will stick in your head.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Larry Carroll
September 27, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 28, 2002
Simply one of the most entertaining Westerns ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 22, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
August 21, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
May 21, 2008
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 3, 2006
Overly celebrated, but the gun fights are among the best ever in a Western.
| Original Score: A-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 3, 2001
...holds up as a rousing adventure and as a fascinating turning point in the history of movies about the Old West.
| Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 7, 2005
An inferior remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 action classic The Seven Samurai, though worth seeing because of the star performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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