The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Movie review by Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

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

NR 1960 127 minutes

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age 9+

OK for kids 9+

The first action in this movie is people taking a stand against racism against native Americans. There's plenty to learn about loyalty, honor, love, family and true/false perceptions of bravery vs cowardice. The script is surprisingly nuanced for a 'simple' story. People get shot, but there's almost no blood and (spoiler alert) the characters that kids most identify with make it through OK, so its not too intense. Great 'gateway' action move for kids.

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age 8+

Underappreciated classic western worth a watch!

I saw this movie when I was nine years old and was impressed by many scenes and messages in the movie. This is far superior to any Spielberg picture that millions of parents allow their children to be submitted to. The violence is there, yes...but not close up and gory as today's films. It made me want to defend a small Mexican village against all odds. That's not a bad example for a young boy!

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