Overall Rank: 206
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 286
Theatrical Release Date: 09/23/1960
Genre: Western, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: John Sturges
Actors: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach, James Coburn
Plot: A small Mexican village finds seven gunfighters to protect them from a 100-man bandit army who plunder them each year for their food.
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patjohnson76 - wrote on 09/01/2011
A great Western, great actors, great story, great characters...there's a lot to like here. If the film drags a bit from time to time because of lengthy dialogue, well, I'll chalk it up to the times when the film was made. Brynner and McQueen make a great team here, as they are the main draws, but the whole cast is strong. The funny part was I kept looking for parts that was spoofed in The Three Amigos. If you enjoy Westerns, this should be on your list of films to see.
donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011
Memorable for: 1-the magnificent score. 2-James Coburn's classic cool Britt 3-Harry Luck's death scene 4-Bernardo's lecturing on courage and 5-Honor. Hign Noon is still the best western though.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/06/2011
This remake of Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai stands up, both in character and tone. I think it shelves some of the subtleties of Kurosawa's much longer film for some traditional Western grit, but the performances and iconic theme stick with you after watching it.
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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 01/05/2013
It is hard to review this movie without referring or comparing it to 'The Seven Samurai'. This movie did the best job a Western could do as a remake of the Seven Samurai. In tone and character it matches or even exceeds that of the original. In other aspects it fails to live up to the original. One of my most favorite aspects of the original were the multiple attacks by the bandits. It caused for more of a battle-type movie. I also loved how this allowed for a countdown of the enemies left attacking. One of the most memorable scenes of the original were the nightly crossing-out of enemies. This movie could have kept the same aspect, but it chose not to. I didn't personally favor the way the first battle happened. I would have rather had them keep the surprise attack factor. One thing the …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/19/2012
"Learn or die." A bandit raids food at a Mexican village. They get assistance from a skilled gunsman named Chris (Yul Brynner), who hires Chico (Horst Buchholz), Bernardo (Charles Bronson), Britt (James Coburn), Lee (Robert Vaughn) and Vin (Steve McQueen). Has a remakable cast, memorable catchy score, splendid wardrobe and sufficient action. Only concern this critic had were its length, lack of likable characters and its entertainment value, which was a far cry from Seven Samurai. This reviewer thinks Chris is one of the best characters for its genre. A humble leader with stylish gunslinger clothing and quick/precise hands. Some good quotes from the picture: O'Reilly - "Well, now don't you kids be too disappointed if your plans don't work out." Chris - "Only the farmers won. We …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/20/2012
Based on a story by Akira Kurosawa, starring Yul Brinner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn and Eli Wallach, directed by John (The Gunfight At The OK Corral/The Great Escape) Sturges and accompanied by one of the best musical scores ever written, and you have the ingredients for possibly the perfect old school western. Poor old Horst Buchholz didn't stand much of a chance up against an ensemble cast of this quality, but he makes a decent fist of a character who is essentially an amalgam of two characters from Seven Samurai which makes way for Vaughn's gunslinger who has lost his nerve and slots seamlessly into the action. It does take a more popular culture slant on the original's more arthouse sensibilities, but it works perfectly. Brinner and McQueen make a …
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