Magnificent Seven: Fuqua’s Disappointing Remake of the 1960 Classic Western


The new Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic John Sturges 1960 Western, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s superb Seven Samurai, is well-made, but too earnest, lacking freshness, humor, energy, verve, and even romance.

In short, it’s no fun watching the picture, despite its all-star cast, headed by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.


Sony will release this mediocre film on September 23.  Our long review will appear this weekend.