Seven gunfighters agree to help defend a
Mexican village from a ruthless gang of bandits.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Directed by John Sturges
Written by William Roberts
Starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen,
Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter
Remake of 1954's Seven Samurai
Oscar Nominations - Best Original Score (Elmer Bernstein)
The Magnificent Seven is a solid western that features one of the most badass ensemble casts of all time. You've got Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Eli Wallach acting together in arguably one of the best ensembles of all time.
That being said, I do think the film is overly long and a little cliched. The overly dramatic death scenes and the less-than-convincing acting from nearly everybody except the primary stars took away some serious points. However, if you're in the mood for a good old-fashioned western, I think this is the film for you.