Here are the reviews of “The Magnificent Seven (2016)” from top publications & movie critics.
Its an remake of 1960 classic. With lots of action, it turn out to be an average movie.
|Cast||Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier|
Ratings : 3.0/5 Review By : Owen Gleiberman Website : variety.com
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in a remake of the 1960 Western classic that hits all the right buttons but misses the fun of the original.
The cheeky but square, dutifully manufactured, ultimately uninspired remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” which kicks off the 41st Toronto Intl. Film Festival, points to a deeper reason why remakes often don’t pan out: The appeal of the original tends to be rooted in the way it expresses something of its era, so trying to recapture what made it winning is a fool’s game. You can reassemble the same plot and characters; what’s tricky is reigniting the material’s inner spark.
Ratings : 2.0/5 Review By : Stephen Whitty Website : New York Daily News
‘Magnificent Seven’ remake may have ammo in Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, but mostly fires blanks.
After making you wait more than two hours, the new version of “The Magnificent Seven” finally plays that famous theme song. Over the end credits.
Well, that’s one way to send you out smiling.
Actually, with this movie, it’s probably the only way.
Ratings : 3.0/5 Review By : Peter Travers Website : RollingStone.com
‘The Magnificent Seven’ Review: A Classic, Newly Diversified Western Rides Again
If the sight of Denzel Washington, guns blazing and saddled up for his first western, doesn’t get your pulse racing, read elsewhere. Ignore the hot air blowing in from the Toronto Film Festival, where The Magnificent Seven premiered, that suggests Antoine Fuqua’s remake starring Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke and an ethnically diverse cast, isn’t up to snuff.
Ratings : 2.0/5 Review By : Michael Phillips Website : Chicago Tribune
‘The Magnificent Seven’ review: Mediocre remake of 1960 Western.
It’s just a cheap, violent sight gag, but it leaves a lousy aftertaste. So “magnificent” is a joke, too?
Ratings : 2.0/5 Review By : Stephanie Zacharek Website : Time.com
Once Cool Magnificent Seven Now a Middling Septet.
The picture is action-packed but mindlessly so, and it’s neither light enough to work as a coltish entertainment nor smart enough to cut beyond anything but the most rote notions of masculinity. The final showdown is elaborate and raggedly violent, without being rousing.
Ratings : 3.5/5 Review By : Bill Goodykoontz Website : USA Today Network
‘The Magnificent Seven’ remake is good fun, but leaves us wondering what could have been.
Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the 1960 Western, about a group of castoffs banding together to save a town, is shallow fun. Nothing wrong with that, but you get the feeling it could have been more.
“Magnificent” isn’t really accurate, but no one would go see a movie called “The Pretty Good Seven,” probably.
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