The Magnificent Seven – Movie Review


Official Synopsis:

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Review Summary:

The Western genre has languished in a period of inactivity for quite some time. But with recent successes like Django Unchained, and now Antoine Fuqua’s take on The Magnificent Seven, there’s hope on the horizon.

This version of The Magnificent Seven is charmingly old-fashioned, and filled with tongue-in-cheek humor. Great performances and strong direction help fuel a very fun popcorn movie, that’s best taken as a simple, good ol’ time at the movies.

Strong direction from the always versatile Antoine Fuqua and game performances from the entire cast make The Magnificent Seven a total blast from start to finish.

(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)

Grade: A-

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, and for historical smoking, some language and suggestive material

Run Time: 132 min

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