The Magnificent Seven Reviews

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September 21, 2017
This Magnificent Seven seems a bit underdeveloped character wise.
December 14, 2016
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.
September 26, 2016
The Magnificent Seven is an awkward milestone in Hollywood's ongoing and urgent conversation about representation.
September 24, 2016
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 23, 2016
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.
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September 23, 2016
If body count is what you go to Westerns for, by all means drift into this one's corral.
September 23, 2016
It's certainly fun, and a spectacle to behold in IMAX, but if you're going to remake the 1960 classic, which starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, you need to make a cinematic cavalry charge into the territory of modern sensibilities.
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September 23, 2016
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
"Magnificent" is pushing it, but "The Magnificent Seven" - the latest spin on the classic outlaw tale - comes in guns blazing, sweeps the town and gets the job done.
September 22, 2016
Inevitably, the movie spends a lot of time getting ready for the climactic showdown. But it's so chaotic and protracted as to lose much of its punch.
September 22, 2016
If the sight of Denzel Washington, guns blazing and saddled up for his first western, doesn't get your pulse racing, read elsewhere.
September 22, 2016
You could do worse than putting it all in the capable hands of Denzel Washington, with some help from Chris Pratt.
September 22, 2016
I'm sorely disappointed.
September 22, 2016
[Fuqua] deals in constant commotion, repetitive confrontations, stylized formations, laser-like scowls (or, in the case of one young woman in town, a fixed glower), and violence that's both aestheticized and anesthetized.
September 22, 2016
The film has some superficial style, and the action sequences are put together competently enough, but there's little or no sense of jeopardy, of danger threatening people you might really care about.
September 22, 2016
Long on violence and short on story, character development, motivation, and all the things that make any kind of violence satisfying to watch.
September 22, 2016
The Magnificent Seven is a cast and a title in search of a movie. Not only did they not find one, I'm not certain they even looked.
September 22, 2016
This entertaining and handsome-looking version of "The Magnificent Seven" is very much tailored to his star, right down to Washington's real-life history as a preacher's son.
September 22, 2016
If there's a compelling reason to remake The Magnificent Seven, it can't be found in the 2016 version, a loud, cluttered, and generally disappointing production.
September 22, 2016
Over all, this is a rousing, albeit sometimes cheesy, action-packed Western.
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