Reviews

Aug 27, 2020
A touch of romance, a bit of humor, plenty of suspense, and Bernstein's theme music at all the right spots.
Apr 11, 2019
[Overall] an entertaining film with engaging action and performances.
Nov 4, 2018
Probably the most enjoyable aspect of the film is watching the now legendary names get introduced to the story in 'Ocean's Eleven'-style recruitment vignettes.
Sep 11, 2018
About two-thirds of the film is good, tough, unromantic period western. About one-third is sentimental nonsense and it bushwhacks the remainder... In adding so-called commercial values, a good picture has been sabotaged.
Sep 21, 2016
What was wonderful in the Kurosawa film -- the recruiting and training of the mercenaries -- is just dead time here.
Sep 21, 2016
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.
Sep 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.
Oct 20, 2014
Bernstein's score is one for the ages. This film, however, is not.
Dec 29, 2011
One of the most iconic Westerns.
Dec 7, 2011
This film may well be the best western of 1960.
Aug 8, 2011
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.
Jan 1, 2011
Classic shoot-'em-up not for young viewers.
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.
Oct 22, 2006
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Feb 9, 2006
Sturges' remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai is always worth a look, mainly for the performances of McQueen, Bronson, Coburn and Vaughn.
Feb 3, 2006
Overly celebrated, but the gun fights are among the best ever in a Western.
Dec 7, 2005
An inferior remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 action classic The Seven Samurai, though worth seeing because of the star performances.
Nov 12, 2005
A classic that's never been one of my favorite Westerns.