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 »
Lee Van Cleef,
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 »
Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's... See full summary »
Lee Van Cleef,
Film maker Richard John Taylor examines the world of 'drinking buddies' and looks at six friends of his who he drinks with every weekend and asks the question that apart from the place ... See full summary »
Richard John Taylor
When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster. Brewster hires gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing ... See full summary »
This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "... See full summary »
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. ... See full summary »
Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of ... See full summary »
Lee Van Cleef,
Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in ... See full summary »
Third film in the series has a Mexican rebel leader (Fernando Rey) captured and thrown into a sadistic prison where he's being held until he will release information about the group wanting to overthrow the government. One of his followers hires gunman Chris (George Kennedy) who finds six others to come up with a plan to break into the prison. GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is certainly a major step up from the previous entry in the series but it's somewhat of a disappointment because with a few changes I think the film could have been even better. I'll get the negative stuff out of the way first and I think the biggest problem is that at 105-minutes the film runs way too long as there are way too many scenes that just drag on to the point where you can't help but feel the movie would have been better with some editing. The big showdown is of course going to take place at the end but it just seemed like there was so much talk leading up to it that you wish they would have cut this and just got down to the action quicker. In all seriousness, the dialogue scenes that drag on really don't add anything. Outside of that we're left with a fairly entertaining picture and I especially liked some of the darker violence. While nothing is too graphic, the suggested violence is still pretty strong including a bit early on where a group of followers are murdered. I'm not going to ruin how they're killed but it's a very memorable sequence. Another memorable one happens inside the prison when the guards are trying to get the leader to talk and they've got some of his followers buried in the group up to their necks. Again, I won't ruin what follows but it's extremely well done. The performances are also pretty good here with Kennedy in fine form playing that lovable brute. Fans can debate on whether this "Chris" was supposed to be the same one Brynner played but to me it really doesn't matter. Rey, his second appearance in the series, is also good here as is James Whitmore, Monte Markham, Bernie Casey and Joe Don Baker. The finale is pretty exciting, although I will admit that the plan seemed a tad bit too easy.
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