The Magnificent Seven Reviews

September 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.
September 21, 2016
What was wonderful in the Kurosawa film -- the recruiting and training of the mercenaries -- is just dead time here.
Top Critic
December 7, 2011
This film may well be the best western of 1960.
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.
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.
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.
July 25, 2001
The Magnificent Seven emerges as not only ludicrously enjoyable entertainment but also a superior and thoughtful character study.