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23rd Apr 2024

A star-studded Western movie is one of the films on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

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It’s from the director of Training Day and the creator of True Detective.

Airing on TV tonight (Tuesday, 23 April) is The Magnificent Seven, the 2016 remake of the 1960 Western classic of the same name (which itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai).

The film focuses on seven gunmen (including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke) from a variety of backgrounds who are brought together by a vengeful young widow (Haley Bennett).

This is to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard).

Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer trilogy) and co-written by Nic Pizzolatto (the creator of True Detective), this version of The Magnificent Seven landed in cinemas to solid reviews.

The general consensus was that though the movie did not reach the lofty heights of its predecessors, it is still an entertaining Western in its own right.

2016’s The Magnificent Seven is airing on TV on RTÉ2 at 9.30pm. It is also available to rent on Apple TV and the Sky Store.

For more information on the other movies airing on TV tonight – including a Denzel Washington double bill on another channel – click right here.

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