September 19, 2013

The Magnificent Seven

from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 2 of 100

The Magnificent Seven, 1960. Gunslingers defend a village from bandits.

Directed by John Sturges. Written by William Roberts. Starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen & Horst Buchholz.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 2/4 (Indifferent). It really bothered me that all of the gun sound effects are identical. I could barely pay attention to the final shoot-out, it's so distracting.
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). It's no Seven Samurai, but it's still a pretty darn good movie.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.1/4 (Very good)

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