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The Magnificent Seven

Denzel Washington heads up a diverse group of gunslingers in this Western re-boot


This remake of the classic 1960 Western (itself a remake of the 1954 Japanese film The Seven Samurai ) comes with an all-star cast, a wide-ranging arsenal of weapons and some funny lines. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it’s a story of revenge. When Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) invades the mining town of Rose Creek, leaving dead bodies in his wake, the town’s citizens pool their money to hire bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) to take him out. But Chisolm needs help, so he round ups a diverse group of gunslingers (Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier). While it isn’t always clear why these men are risking their lives to help the people of Rose Creek, their journey, and the ultimate throwdown, makes for enjoyable viewing.

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