The Magnificent Seven Review: A Magnificent 8.8/10

The Magnificent Seven Review: A Magnificent 8.8/10

Genre: Action/ Western

Directed By: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington , Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’onofrio

Written By: Nic Pizzolatto

Synopsis: Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. 

The Magnificent Seven just dominated it’s first box office weekend, as Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Byung-hun Lee and just about everyone else, gave me some of the most fun Ive had in a theater all year.

From the best action in Western history, to some of the most interesting characters you will see on screen this year, The Magnificent Seven is what Suicide Squad was supposed to be.

With all of these great characters, screenplay, and edgy western fun, It’s time to rate exactly what went good and what went bad with Antoine Fuqua’s latest film.


The Magnificent Seven Review: A Magnificent 8.8/10

The Characters

I mean, need I say more? Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Byung-hun Lee, Vincent D’onofrio, and just about every other bad-ass actor in a modern day western remake is usually going to go well.

6 out of The Magnificent Seven characters were extraordinarily likable, as nearly everyone in this movie absolutely dominated their role. From the diversity, and uniqueness of each Magnificent Seven character, you’re going to be upset if a single one of them dies by the movies end.

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Byung-hun Lee were the stand outs as Vincent D’onofrio and Martin Sensmeier surprised audiences with their awesome portrayals.

The Magnificent Seven Review: A Magnificent 8.8/10

The Action

Most western’s are extremely dated by this point, so as you can imagine, The Magnificent Seven has some of the most exciting action you will see in any wild west movie to date.

From the gritty fight scenes, to the well choreographed shoot outs, Antoine Fuqua made sure to capture some of the best action shots you will see all year (and yes that includes superhero movies).


The Magnificent Seven Review: A Magnificent 8.8/10

While there honestly isn’t much bad to say about TMS, the only complaints I could come up with, are those pertaining to the plot and character development that could have definitely been a bit more structured. While the movies main joy is definitely the fun and action, you could almost expect a movie like this to not have the deepest plot structure.

Also, if you are a parent looking to bring their kid to this movie, just understand that I was almost certain I was watching an R rated flick, with how violent this PG-13 movie seemed to be ( no this isn’t a reasonable complaint for anyone over 17 ).

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As far as my most serious complaint that includes plot spoilers , I thought the movie did an absolutely terrible job at setting it’s self up for a sequel as it decided to kill off the majority of everyones favorite characters, while keeping the ones we didn’t really care about.


The Magnificent Seven Review: A Magnificent 8.8/10

The Magnificent Seven is full of fun and amazing action sequences that are sure to give you some of the most fun you have had in theater all year long. With amazing performances by the entire cast, every character is sure to give you the connection you want to have to be emotionally invested in the movie.

While The Magnificent Seven lacks the character development and plot depth of a Oscar winning movie, it certainly gets the job done with it’s stellar performances and in theater fun you are guaranteed to have.

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  • Acting - 8.9/10
  • Cinematography - 8.8/10
  • Plot/Screenplay - 8.6/10
  • Setting/Theme - 8.7/10
  • Buyability - 8.7/10
  • Recyclability - 8.8/10

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