“ The shootout sequences are pretty boring and unexciting.
“ "Return of the Seven" has a few good action scenes, and Elmer Bernstein's score is as rousing as ever.
“ Scenarist Larry Cohen of the "It's Alive" trilogy could have contrived a better reunion scene.
“ As always, breathtaking and memorable musical score by Elmer Berstein ; Elmer , whose score for this movie is one of the best-known ever composed, also wrote the soundtrack for the parody of this film, 'Three amigos'.
“ There's a bullfight where the matador stabs the bull, and suddenly as the crowd erupts cheering, there's no bull, just the matador in an empty arena.
“ Nevertheless, it's a boring film, because it simply fails to involve us emotionally.
“ Life has resumed for these people, they continue onward to a rousing score with their lifestyle of farming, agriculture and catholicism – nary saying nor doing anything out of turn and enjoying their freedom.
“ The script was not bad, and it presented an interesting dark atmosphere with themes of suicide, patricide, regrets, and--as Chris says--"10 years of going nowhere".
“ With that said, RETURN OF THE SEVEN is actually a mildly entertaining movie as long as you're not expecting for it to do the impossible.
“ Fans of westerns and action films will probably find it entertaining.
“ The other characters, on the other hand, are colorless and dull.
“The afore mentioned direction, good production values, and exciting action sequences, as well as the performances of Brynner, Oates, Akins and Emilio Fernandez all help make up for the slow spots in the script.
“ Composer Elmer Bernstein contributes once more with his excellently rousing music score.
“Brynner is always entertaining to watch and he's good here.
“But instead they waste far too much time on gratuitous (and ridiculous) battle scenes, poorly edited together.
“ This one turns out to be the actual sequel to the original film, but it ran as "Return of the Seven" on Encore Westerns, so that was another element of confusion.
“ Boring and uninvolving sequel.
“ Have to agree with the majority of reviews; a boring remake .
“ One of my all-time favourite music scores is Elmer Bernstein's thrilling theme from 'The Magnificent Seven'.
“ But if not, you'll either be irritated or flat out bored.
“ The relationship between his character, his dead sons, and Chris could have made a very compelling film.
“ This sequel, released around 6 years later, can't even aspire as 'magnificent', but it's still an enjoyable western flick with hour and a half of pure classic escapism.
“) While the story runs a half hour or so less than the original movie, it feels like it moves a lot slower, with a lot less action sequences sprinkled in.
“ Things get off to a rotten start when Elmer Bernstein's exceptional score blasts onto the soundtrack and is accompanied visually by such thrilling sequences as local Mexican women slowly shucking corn...
“Skipp this film don't waste time & money.