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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 3, 1998
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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47

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  • Starring: Laurie Holden, Andrew Kavovit, Dana Barron
  • Summary: This TV adaptation of the 1960 western classic (itself a remake of Japanese film Seven Samurai) starred Eric Close, Michael Biehn, and Ron Perlman, while the movie's Robert Vaughn also appeared as a recurring guest. The show ran for two short seasons on CBS.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jun 6, 2014
    75
    Biehn's terse, tightly coiled performance and stirring music from Elmer Bernstein's original 1960 score enhance the "Magnificent" mystique. [2 Jan 1998]
  2. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 6, 2014
    70
    The debut is cinematically beautiful, the cast is top-notch, the story is compelling, the characters distinct, the music stirring. The question is, why now? [30 Dec 1997]
  3. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Jun 6, 2014
    70
    The Magnificent Seven is sort of an odd mixture of 1990s political correctness and every cliche that's ever been played out in Western movies and TV shows. But, odder still, it all comes together in a rather enjoyable way. [2 Jan 1998]
  4. Reviewed by: Ray Richmond
    Jun 6, 2014
    60
    A standard cowboys ā€˜nā€™ Indians, good vs. evil horse opera where good looks and good shots come together for the good of mankind.
  5. Reviewed by: Allan Johnson
    Jun 6, 2014
    40
    Most of the staples are there: the shootouts, flinty stares, purposeful strides through gunpowder smoke, tobacco spitting and rides into the sunset. What's missing is a little credibility. [2 Jan 1998]
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 6, 2014
    30
    Considering the ways it's been scaled down for TV, "The Adequate Seven" or "The Essentially Competent Seven" might have made more accurate titles. [3 Jan 1998]
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 6, 2014
    20
    This low-rent knockoff of the estimable 1960 movie is a sleep--inducing, cliche-choked, rope-a-dopey slowpoke starring a buncha no-names substituting for the likes of Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. We haven't seen markdowns of this magnitude since Sears fire-saled its entire line of Johnny Miller menswear. [3 Jan 1998]

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