Review of “The Magnificent Seven” (2016)

magnificent-7* * * * A

This remake of the classic Yul Brenner western, famously based on the Japanese film “The Seven Samurai”, did not disappoint. Densel Washington is excellent in the lead role of Chisolm, a law man who gathers 6 other men to defend a town from the evil robber baron Bartholamew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). He and his men are hired by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), a woman whose husband was murdered by Bogue himself.

This is very much a traditional western, albeit with a “diversity” cast. Chris “Star-Lord” Pratt is excellent as gambler Josh Faraday, as is Ethan Hawke as tormented confederate sharp shooter Goodnight Robicheaux. The seven are filled out by actors Vincent “Fisk” D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and native actor Martin Sensmeier. If you like westerns, I highly recommend you watch this one.

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About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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