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985 Ratings

The Magnificent Seven

Directed by John Sturges
United States, 1960
Western, Drama, Action


A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason…

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The Magnificent Seven Directed by John Sturges

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1961 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Golden Globes (USA)

1961 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer - Male

National Film Preservation Board

2013 | Winner: National Film Registry



Critics reviews

The Magnificent Seven marries multi-character drama and gunfight thrills to rousing effect, all while respectfully attuning itself to its source material’s way-of-the-samurai codes of honor. That element is best expressed through Brynner’s belief—evoked early on, when he risks his life to bury a Native American with the rest of his Caucasian scoundrel mates—that a man is defined not by race or class, but by his actions.
August 28, 2013
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