MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 197 this week

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  23 October 1960 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 56,766 users  
Reviews: 230 user | 87 critic

An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Magnificent Seven (1960) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Magnificent Seven.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Julián Mateos
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the ... See full summary »

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When an Indian village is threatened by ex-Confederate soldiers, several villagers head out to seek help. They recruit seven men, each with unique skills, who return to the village and take... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Close, Michael Biehn, Andrew Kavovit
Bullitt (1968)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organize the rescue of their leader from a brutal army prison.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Monte Markham
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George
Action

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

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Lee
...
...
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Rosenda Monteros ...
Rico Alaniz ...
Pepe Hern ...
Natividad Vacío ...
Villager (as Natividad Vacio)
Mario Navarro ...
Danny Bravo
Edit

Storyline

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. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of 40 bandits who will arrive wanting food. An Americanization of the film, Seven Samurai (1954) Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Magnificent One! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los siete magníficos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Eli Wallach's autobiography, Yul Brynner had a major problem with what he perceived as Steve McQueen's trying to upstage him. According to Wallach, McQueen would do things when on screen with Brynner to draw attention to his character. Examples were his shaking of the shotgun shells and taking off his hat to check the sun during the hearse scene and leaning off his horse to dip his hat in the river when the Seven cross into Mexico. Brynner was supposedly so worried about McQueen stealing his limelight in scenes that he hired an assistant to count the number of times McQueen touched his own hat when he [Brynner] was speaking. See more »

Goofs

Audio is out of sync when Bernardo spanks the village boy. An additional "slap" sound is heard shortly after he finishes spanking him. See more »

Quotes

Chris: You heard of anything?
Vin: Just shooing some flies away from a Mexican village, but I can't find out what it pays.
Chris: Twenty dollars.
Vin: A week?
Vin: Six weeks.
Vin: Oh, that's ridiculous. Have you heard of anything?
Chris: Yeah. Shooing away some flies from a Mexican village. Theirs.
Vin: That wouldn't even pay for my bullets.
Villager: We understand. You could make much more in a grocery store. And it would be good, steady work.
Chris: [Sarcastically] Yeah.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Top drawer production
25 April 2003 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

What could have been a fairly routine western is lifted into the realm of classic thanks to some smart casting, sturdy direction and a rousing music score. A reworking of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai", the story concerns a Mexican village which is constantly pillaged by bandit Wallach and his small army of followers. Three of the villagers hire a mix of gunslingers to come back to protect and defend the town and rid it of the oppressors. Brynner leads the group (seven in total, hence the title) as they teach the farmers how to use a gun and prepare the town for the eventual onslaught from Wallach. The already tough odds are lengthened when some of the villagers begin to lose faith in the power of the seven. Brynner is solid in the lead role (though, unfortunately, his later role in "Westworld" adds an odd shading to his character here.) He, McQueen and Coburn define the word cool as they go about their various exploits before and after they join forces. McQueen and Coburn are men of few words, but of fierce actions when necessary. Bronson (rather young and handsome, though still a little craggy looking) does his best with a pretty mushy storyline involving the youth of the village. Buchholz overacts feverishly as a determined, but inexperienced youth. Vaughn seems a tad out of place and has one major ham moment during a nightmare. Dexter (easily the most often forgotten member of the group) has a few moments, but his character is not particularly defined. Wallach excels in the showy role of the chief bandit. His brash performance is a great counterpoint to the more steely and solemn title gunmen. The villagers come off as hapless and pitiful, for the most part. Along the way, there are several memorable vignettes that showcase the charm of the actors involved. The casting director did an almost miraculous job of using known stars and picking supporting actors who would soon be just as big so that the film now has virtually an all-star cast. The biggest shot in the arm of all is the monumental score by Elmer Bernstein. The instantly recognizable title music is just one of the many great pieces he created for the film. The sometimes laconic story is carried a long way by his score. The concept of disparate characters being brought together for a common cause has been done many times, but rarely with this level of quality. It's sometimes hard to believe that the film was made in 1960 as its look, content and cast make it seem like a later film. It was definitely a touchstone in the development of the western film.


73 of 94 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What do Mexicans think of this movie? tgemberl
Your line-up for the next Seven? Sandman86
Was I the only one who fking hated this movie? Screep_5
the knife-throwing incident denham
TOP 10 Westerns of all time... cunnaw
Contains one of the best lines in a Western ever... beavertoof
Discuss The Magnificent Seven (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?