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The Magnificent Seven (2016)



Critic Consensus: The Magnificent Seven never really lives up to the superlative in its title -- or the classics from which it draws inspiration -- but remains a moderately diverting action thriller on its own merits.

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Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns - Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

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Chris Pratt
as Josh Faraday
Ethan Hawke
as Goodnight Robicheaux
Lee Byung-hun
as Billy Rocks
Martin Sensmeier
as Red Harvest
Haley Bennett
as Emma Cullen
Peter Sarsgaard
as Bartholomew Bogue
Luke Grimes
as Teddy Q
Matt Bomer
as Matthew Cullen
Mark Ashworth
as Preacher
Dodge Prince
as Anthony
Matthew Posey
as Hank Stoner
Carrie Lazar
as Leni Frankel
Jody Mullins
as Caleb Frankel
Dane Rhodes
as Sheriff Harp
Ritchie Montgomery
as Gavin David
David Kallaway
as Turner/Blacksmith
Griff Furst
as Phillips
Alix Angelis
as Clara Winthrop (Teacher)
Sean Boyd
as Topper
Rob Mello
as Mine Paymaster
Ryan Brown
as Ken Pigeon
Derek Lacasa
as Len Pigeon
John Wylie
as Station Master
Chad Randall
as Bartender/Powder Dan
Wally Welch
as Sheriff
Kevin Wayne
as Monday Durant
Ed Lowry
as Stablemaster
David Manzanares
as Referee/Eddy
Kevin Wiggins
as Another Cowboy
Jackson Beals
as One Eyed Lucas
Miles Doleac
as Faraday Card Game #2
Charles Bickham
as Rose Creek Boy
Gregory Chase Williams
as Undertaker's Assistant
Fionn Camp
as Rose Creek Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Magnificent Seven

All Critics (290) | Top Critics (46)

As things build toward the long, bloody and by-the-numbers (if ably staged) showdown, it's hard not to mourn for the film this could have been, considering the assemblage of talent.

December 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Magnificent Seven is an awkward milestone in Hollywood's ongoing and urgent conversation about representation.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

The most rousing moment in The Magnificent Seven comes after the action has already concluded, when the credits roll to the emphatic accompaniment of Elmer Bernstein's iconic 1960 score.

September 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Traces of real history are hard to spot in Fuqua's Western, but there isn't much evidence of a real Western, either. You sense that an entire genre, far from being revitalized, is being plundered for handy tips.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…

If body count is what you go to Westerns for, by all means drift into this one's corral.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
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Fuqua's made two clean piles separating good and evil, and in doing so, he's thrown away the film's point.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Magnificent Seven

Of course there had to be a remake of one of the greatest western movies of all times, you can't blame them for trying. And for most of the time, this film works. The characters are interesting enough, the shootouts cool, the story is no straight remake but uses only the basic premise of the original. In the end it just doesn't have the charm, the unique atmosphere and setting of the original. Especially the main bad guy falls short, he's just an asshole, but not particularly threATENING. At least who survives the film is partially surprising. and some shots look really beautiful. The Original is still the far superior film.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


The remake of the famed-western doesn't offer up anything revitalizing or innovative to make it superior but does supply enough in its third-act to make for a solid shoot-em-up effort. The Magnificent Seven provides a good amount of action and charm despite its slow start and predictability; regardless, an entertaining flick with a star-drenched team to revel in. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


If there is an issue I have with this remake is that these mercenaries become heroes fighting for justice too fast, but all that is compensated by how thrilling and intense it is, with amazing visuals and a production design that makes it look like a true throwback to classic Westerns.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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