The Magnificent Seven

2016

Action  Adventure  Western  

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Chris Pratt as Josh Faraday
Matt Bomer as Matthew Cullen
Denzel Washington as Chisolm
Vincent D'Onofrio as Jack Horne
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by trublu215 9 / 10

It had all the ingredients to be great but instead it is merely just "OK".

Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven is about as brazen as the cowboys it portrays. It is loud, visceral and action packed but lacks the necessary functions for it to be a truly great film. Despite Fuqua's most confident directing and Denzel Washington's excellent performance, the film ends up being as cluttered as the cast would suggest. When it all comes down to it, it is a matter of an overload of star power. While there have been films in the past that have had incredible casts and flourished, this film makes it feel as though the film is only big enough for one star. Chris Pratt is great as an alcoholic and incredibly ballsy gunslinger, Faraday, but he lacks any gusto to really command the screen as does most of the cast outside of Denzel Washington (someone who I can't say enough good things about here). It ends up feeling like these roles could have been played by anyone when it should have felt like these actor's owned these roles so much so that you can't imagine anyone else in it. Unfortunately that isn't the case here. Quite frankly, the only performances worth noting are Washington and Peter Sarsgaard, who gives a devilishly good performance as a sadistic law man. In this respect, the film is very much a disappointment for anyone expecting to see the next great ensemble film of the year. More importantly, those of you who were excited to see the re-teaming of the Training Day squad (Washington, Hawke and Fuqua) will have to wait a bit longer for that because there is barely any chemistry between Ethan Hawke's Goodnight Robicheaux and Washington's Chisolm. The screenplay, written by True Detective's Nic Pizzolatto and action aficionado, Richard Wenk is lackluster to say the least. As I said, the character development with the characters is either not there or so forced and unnatural that it takes you out of it. After the abysmal season 2 of True Detective and this, I think is safe to say that Pizzolatto is turning into the one hit wonder that everyone feared that he would be. However, I will still hold off on officially saying that about him because there are some ideas that were introduced in the film that were really interesting which is why it is all the more frustrating when they are cast aside and never touched upon again. The screenplay is the big problem here. It is well paced but emotionally hollow. It never really reaches anywhere near the heights of the Kurosawa masterpiece or even the 1957 remake that that film spawned. In this case, the script reads and sounds like a bad imitation. Despite this, The Magnificent Seven does boasts some pretty exceptional action set pieces much to Fuqua's credit. The film is explosive but it is highly predictable. Those who are killed don't really resonate with the viewer because quite honestly, we don't care about any of the characters outside of Washington. They are mere footnotes to the larger picture which is a monumental disappointment. Overall, I thought that Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven boasted a great idea and never truly capitalized on it. The film felt like it really could have been something but we are left holding on to the idea of what could have been.

Reviewed by Kees Cornelisse 9 / 10

A lot of fun

After I saw the trailer of the movie I was expecting a fun western with just good action and nice characters because the cast is great on paper, but then the question of course is if it also works for the movie. Well for me it worked. I just had a lot of fun with it.I have to say that I haven't seen the original movies that this is a remake of so I didn't have that to compare it to, therefore if I compare it to something, I compare it to other movies I have seen.Because the movie has a lot of things I have already seen in other movies (I won't say what because that may be considered spoiling the movie). Therefore the story isn't what makes this movie and if you're looking for a great story, the movie might not be for you.What the movie does have first of all is a great cast that delivers. Denzel Washington gives the best performance of the movie by far but also Chris Pratt shows that Guardians wasn't a fluke, Hawke, D'Onofrio and just the entire cast works very well together for this nice team of 7 misfits that has to save the town.Also the action is great, it's very true to the old westerns. There are some very tense stand-offs and when the shooting starts, the action is fantastically shot, directed and just well executed.And the movie has a good sense of humor, there are good comedic moments that give good levity to the movie.Because the movie actually is pretty towards an R-rated movie, it has some harsh and brutal things happening that might not be for kids. It's one of the most mature PG-13 movies I have seen.All in all, the Magnificent Seven is a fun time in the theater, probably not as good as the original but better than most remakes these days (looking at you Ghostbusters) and I give it an 8.5/10

Reviewed by allstarrunner 9 / 10

One Hell of a Ride

Finally another great western movie!To be sure, all the western clichés are found in this movie; and I don't have a problem with that! One of the things I liked best about this western was the pacing, sometimes I find westerns to be a little too slow (for my personal taste - subjective, I know) but I felt this movie nailed it, even with a run time a little over 2 hours.The action scenes are great, very well done. The casting and acting was great - Denzel does a great job as the leader of this rag tag group of guys. Pratt, of course, nails the comedic relief role.The movie carried a surprising amount of "heart" throughout it all the way to the end. Here is the bottom line: Yes, this movie is worth your hard earned money to go see in the theater.

Reviewed by Dave McClain ([email protected]) 9 / 10

"The Magnificent Seven" is a worthy successor to its 1960 namesake, but not quite what I'd call? well, you know.

Few remakes have such an impressive pedigree as 2016's "The Magnificent Seven" (PG-13, 2:12). It's a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, which was a remake of Japan's "Seven Samurai" from 1954. The Japanese film was an original work of legendary director Akira Kurosawa, who co-wrote, directed and edited it. Critics consistently rank "Seven Samurai" as one of the greatest movies ever made. Just six years after that film, the original "The Magnificent Seven" became a classic in its own right, translating the action from feudal Japan to 19th century Mexico. That one starred Hollywood legends like Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn. The 2016 remake comes from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day", "Brooklyn's Finest", "Southpaw") and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Ethan Hawke. It also contains the last film score composed by James Horner (an Oscar-winner for "Titanic"), who died in a 2015 plane crash.The 21st century version of "The Magnificent Seven" maintains the western motif, but moves the action north of the border. The tiny California town of Rose Creek is being terrorized by mining mogul Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), who is just as likely to offer a pittance to buy out local farmers as he is to simply take their land ? and kill anyone who so much as looks at him sideways. One of the townspeople by the name of Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) offers all of the town's money to a bounty hunter called Sam Chisholm (Washington) to fight Bogue. The money gets Chisholm's attention, but he is also moved by compassion for the victims of Bogue's greed and violence ? and has a very personal reason for agreeing to help. For this job, Chisholm gathers six more men: local gambler Josh Faraday (Pratt), skilled tracker Jack Horne (D'Onofrio), feared sharpshooter Goodnight Robicheaux (Hawke), lethal knife-fighter Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), Mexican outlaw Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and Comanche warrior Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As a group, their skills are magnif? VERY impressive.Before the inevitable showdown with Bogue himself, the Seven have a number of obstacles to overcome. First, these very different men have to learn to get along ? or, at least, trust each other. Then, they have to get past the mistrust and fear of the locals ? who are far from united about how to deal with their situation. There's also the issue of the defense of the town requiring more than seven men (as mag? skilled as they might be), so these hired guns set out to train the townsfolk to fight ? or, at least, try to. Of course, when Bogue hears about all this, he's going to counter with a small army of his own, which is going to require resourcefulness and strategy on the part of the defenders of Rose Creek."The Magnificent Seven" is a worthy successor to its 1960 namesake, but not quite what I'd call? well, you know. The ethnically and racially diverse cast (with actors actually matching the backgrounds of their characters) brings an interesting dynamic to the story (and better reflects the diversity of the Old West). Fuqua's direction and the screenplay adaptation by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk give us plenty of character development (maybe even a little too much) and the performances are all great ? especially from the little-known Bennett. The characters and the plot are appropriately compelling, but some of the plot points strain credulity and the story still feels a bit stale. Fuqua tries to amp up the action with a high body count, showing us very little blood, but treating the dispatching of so many people (both bad guys and good guys), with a casualness that some Movie Fans will find disconcerting. This is quality cinematic entertainment, but runs longer and is more violent than necessary. Rather than "magnificent", I'd call it "very good" and give it a "B".

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