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Magnificent Seven

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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
8.00 /10
Yul Brynner , Eli Wallach , Steve McQueen
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Directed by: John Sturges
Written by: William Roberts

Released: 1960
Origin: US
Length: 138


Mexican peasants hire seven American gunslingers for protection.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Fine action western - not as highly acclaimed as the film it copied, Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai, but pacier, more accessible, and even better acted. Elmer Bernstein was Oscar-nominated for perhaps the greatest of all western themes. There were three lesser sequels - Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966), Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969) and The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972).

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