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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

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Antoine Fuqua

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Akira Kurosawa (based on the screenplay by), Shinobu Hashimoto (based on the screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Chisolm
Chris Pratt ... Josh Faraday
Ethan Hawke ... Goodnight Robicheaux
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Jack Horne
Byung-Hun Lee ... Billy Rocks
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Vasquez
Martin Sensmeier ... Red Harvest
Haley Bennett ... Emma Cullen
Peter Sarsgaard ... Bartholomew Bogue
Luke Grimes ... Teddy Q
Matt Bomer ... Matthew Cullen
Jonathan Joss ... Denali
Cam Gigandet ... McCann
Emil Beheshti ... Maxwell
Mark Ashworth ... Preacher
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Storyline

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

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Justice has a number.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

: Rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, and for historical smoking, some language and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magnificent Seven See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,703,397, 25 September 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,432,655

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,526,238
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film reunites Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Antoine Fuqua, from Training Day (2001). See more »

Goofs

Neither the Mohawk, Mahican, or Mohegan people wore their hair the way Red Harvest did; they wore a roughly 3in. x 3in. square of hair at the back of the head. The term Mohawk became popular after Drums Along the Mohawk. The more correct term is a Roach hairstyle, and the tribes that wore it included the Caddo of east Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and the Pawnee of Nebraska and Kansas. The Comanche ranged a large territory which included Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Red Harvest could have encountered Pawnee and Caddo in his travels and decided to adopt their hairstyle. Alternatively, Red Harvest might be half-Comanche, half-Pawnee; both tribes had branches in 19th century Kansas. A marriage between members of the same clan, even of different tribes, was considered illegitimate, and being born out of wedlock could explain his status as an outcast. See more »

Quotes

Josh Faraday: [walks up behind her during target practice] Pretty. I mean good. Your shooting is good. Do it again.
Emma Cullen: [interrupts him with a shot] I had a father, thank you.
Josh Faraday: I didn't.
[empties his pistol in a distant tree branch]
Josh Faraday: Whoo! God dang it, I'm good.
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The opening credits appear as Sam Chisholm rides into town, with Denzel Washington's credit appearing just as Sam comes into view. See more »

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Featured in The Magnificent Seven: Magnificent Music (2016) See more »

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Lucky Dan
Written by Joe E. Rand
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The OK 7
23 September 2016 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

Come on now. If you're going to re-make "The Magnificent 7" let's do it magnificently. Where was that great music? Where is the superlative cast that include Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Vladimir Sokoloff? You might argue that Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt are on a level with Brynner and McQueen, but I wouldn't. Pratt certainly has potential, but he doesn't yet have McQueen's star power. The rest are pale imitations, except perhaps for an unbelievably fat Vincent D'Onofrio who is certainly entertaining.

This is a modern re-telling. You might call it the Diversity 7. The producers threw in just about every minority you can think of – Mexican, Asian, Black, Woman. The only thing missing was a "little" person .

Personally I liked the idea of the woman, played very well by Haley Bennett who has been with Washington before ("The Equalizer").

An action film like this works only when the villain is villainous. Eli Wallach was terrific. Peter Sarsgaard wouldn't scare a fly.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it. It's OK, but it's not magnificent.


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