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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

US 133m, Colour
Director: Antoine Fuqua; Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

A pretty looking and dark comedic remake of the 1960 film of the same name, The Magnificent Seven is entertaining up until the overdone action-packed finale in which the bad guys seem to re-spawn as in a video game, providing a near endless supply of targets. The multicultural cast seems a bit contrived as do the skill-sets of the film’s seven anti-heros. While modern audiences are likely to prefer Fuqua’s version over Sturges’ 1960 classic, neither comes close to the source material in Kurosawa’s truly magnificent Seven Samurai (Klaus Ming June 2017).


One comment on “The Magnificent Seven (2016)

  1. Niall McArdle

    An hour after seeing it, I’d already forgotten it.

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