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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

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

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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.


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: 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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$34,703,397 (USA) (23 September 2016)

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$93,381,044 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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The hairstyle sported by Red Harvest is a Mohawk, sometimes called a Mohican. Both these terms are misnomers as neither the Mohawk, Mahican or Mohegan people wore this style, they wore a roughly 3x3" square of hair at the back of the head. The term Mohawk became popular after the Hollywood film 'Drums Along the Mohawk' (1939). The more correct term is a Roach hairstyle and was worn by tribes that included the Caddo of east Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas and by the Pawnee of Nebraska and Kansas. It has been pointed out that Red Harvest's Comanche people were not known to wear this style as a rule but as the Comanche ranged a large territory which included Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma it is likely Red Harvest encountered Pawnee and Caddo on his travels and decided to adopt their aggressive looking hairstyle. See more »

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When Billy Rocks and Sam Chisolm are entering Rose Creek for the first time, the priest is seen entering the church (from afar). Soon after, the scene changes and shows the priest closing a gate outside the church. See more »

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Billy Rocks: Knives, there's nothing to it.
[shases open some dummies, everyone walks away]
Billy Rocks: Hey, come back!
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a montage of the Magnificent Seven and their actor credits, which ends with a big red seven that contains the faces of the seven. The theme from The Magnificent Seven (1960) plays over this montage. See more »

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Theme from The Magnificent Seven
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Modern approach to a classic.
20 October 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hate to be cliché voting this 7/10 but thought it was appropriate for a film of this nature.

I was sceptical, like I imagine many were, when I first heard they were remaking The Magnificent Seven since the original is such a classic. Being a fan of westerns in particular, I will jump at the chance to see a western in the cinema.

I really don't think this was a bad movie by any stretch of the imagination. It upholds some originality rather than just blindly following the original script and attempts a more modern and socially aware approach. This approach I do not necessarily agree with as it comes across far too forced at times, like they were attempting to recognise as many different races or even 'minorities' as possible.

It was cheesy at times, there is no doubt about this, but classically westerns were styled this way, being melodramatic at times and maybe one too many standoffs with intense close ups of characters staring at each other. In a way I like this though. I thought it paid almost tribute to the classic westerns of the 1950s and 60s. The famous lighting another mans cigar' scene was a pretty neat addition, and instantly reminded me of 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly'.

The build up was worth it too was an awesome showdown and shootout, lots of well delivered performances and cleverly directed fight scenes. Not a bad film at all but definitely not a masterpiece. Worth your time if you're a fan of the genre.


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