• The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Magnificent Seven

Release Date: October 23rd, 1960

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

A Mexican village is at the mercy of Calvera, the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits' raids. The professional gunmen train the villagers to defend themselves, then plan a trap for the evil Calvera.

Cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Horst Bucholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn

Director: John Sturges

Genres: Western

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Rescue, Tense, Suspenseful, Intense, Underdog, Death, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Magnificent Seven has a secure niche among the great westerns. Its action is brilliantly staged. [12 May 2001, p.E01]

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    About two-thirds of the film is good, tough, unromantic period western. About one-third is sentimental nonsense and it bushwhacks the remainder. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    The Magnificent Seven fights an uphill battle in matching the scope and thrills of its source material. show more

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