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The Magnificent Seven Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Classic shoot-'em-up not for young viewers.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is a classic Western filled with gun violence. Characters drink, smoke, get in fights, shoot at one another, and often display racist and sexist tendencies.

  • Families can talk about race and wild west mythmaking. Why do the villagers need American cowboys to help save them? Is what the "magnificent seven" do in any way "noble"? The use of white actors wearing make-up to portray the Mexican characters also merits some attention. Why do you think filmmakers did that? Do you find it offensive?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Characters often display racist and sexist tendencies. White actors wearing make-up portray the Mexican characters.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Lots of fighting – with guns and without.

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: The characters do a lot of yelling and loud talking, but the language is clean.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink and smoke.