Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

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Seven Pounds

The actor/director combination of Will Smith and Gabrielle Muccino who brought you The Pursuit of Happyness join forces again. Smith plays Ben Thomas, an IRS agent whose existence is so numbing his state borders on suicidal. First though, he seeks redemption for the wrongdoings of his life, a task he intends to fulfil by changing the lives of seven deserving strangers. Everything changes though when he falls in love with one of those recipients (Rosario Dawson). Woody Harrelson co-stars as a blind pianist who also comes in for the Good Samaritan treatment, while Connor Cruise, the adopted son of Tom and Nicole, gets his first big screen role too.

2008123 minsUSA
Drama
4%
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Reviews & comments

Enjoyed it but read the label before consuming!

This is a maudlin movie. You know the sort of diminished sentimentality that you find most often in American chick-flicks. However, I still enjoyed it! It is a wonderful watch if you like to enjoy the journey. Music, if you like the tunes used, fill the gaps - literally intermezzos. And colour or the lack of it is used to emphasise the emotional condition...

4.0
0

OTT

Had us going for the first part and we were ready to leave an hour in without a bad taste in our mouths. But there was more....and omg it did go on. Looks like something someone who no longer lives in Australia would make wearing there rose coloured glasses. Over acted and too PC. Loved Nullah but he too was a bit cliched. Just got irritating and...

1.0
0

Fantastic movie

I must say I am very surprised that some people have called this movie trash. I throughly enjoyed the movie & really enjoyed the plot & the fact that it was thought provoking & not like the usual Hollywood Predictable Crap. The movie did make me cry & I don't have a problem admitting that, as that is just further proof that the director & actors/actress's...

4.0
0

Well worthwhile watch

An intriguing worthwhile watch, with credible acting talent hitherto unseen from Will Smith. While the reality of the plot could be questioned in the real-world sense, this movie is thoroughly gripping and thought provoking at a level not many movies reach. A must see !

4.0
0

Unbelievably awful

What a disappointment. A boring, boring movie with a confusing story which was not sorted until the end - most unsatisfactorily. Anyone who cried in this would be a sad character. It was a silly story to start with and Will Smith overacted. It dragged on interminably and no - he wasn't a tax man - just pretending to be. This explains some of the...

1.0
0

Seven Pounds well worth it's weight...

I just came home from watching the movie "Seven Pounds" and I have to say, it's not often a movie intrigues me enough to give it a second thought, but this movie disturbed me. It is not a horror or a thriller by any means, this was not the cause of the disturbance, it was more psychological on an emotional and more specifically physical level. It hits you...

5.0
0

Better than Curious Case...

Awesome but sad movie. Gloria Dawson is beautiful.

5.0
0

Unbelievable.

Well, a friend dragged me to this and frankly, it's a reasonably put together movie on the lines of CRASH. However there is one glaring problme with the plot. Will Smith plays an Internal Revenue agent who decides to assist seven people to make their lives better. Yes. A Tax man tries to improve people's lives. And I get criticised for watching...

2.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Dispiritingly obvious and phony from top to bottom.

0
Variety

Variety

press

An endlessly sentimental fable about sacrifice and redemption that aims only at the heart at the expense of the head. Intricately constructed so as to infuriate anyone predominantly guided by rationality and intellect.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The most transcendently, eye-poppingly, call-your-friend-ranting-in-the-middle-of-the-night-just-to-go-over-it-one-more-time crazily awful motion pictures ever made.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Some people will find it emotionally manipulative. Some people like to be emotionally manipulated. I do, when it's done well.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's truly gruelling. And while the Shakespeare reference might be just one of this film's more obvious confused ideas, at least that title is about half right. Because Seven Pounds sure sinks like a stone.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's Italian director does achieve in his second American outing a pleasing blend of Hollywood professional sheen and European sensitivity to character details and nuances.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Seven Pounds is the very definition of a 'noble failure.'

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A collage of strong scenes, dull bits, good filmmaking and a dissatisfying emotional payoff. A laudable attempt to tackle heavyweight subject-matter that ends up just being heavy weather.

2.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Dispiritingly obvious and phony from top to bottom.

0
Variety

Variety

press

An endlessly sentimental fable about sacrifice and redemption that aims only at the heart at the expense of the head. Intricately constructed so as to infuriate anyone predominantly guided by rationality and intellect.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The most transcendently, eye-poppingly, call-your-friend-ranting-in-the-middle-of-the-night-just-to-go-over-it-one-more-time crazily awful motion pictures ever made.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Some people will find it emotionally manipulative. Some people like to be emotionally manipulated. I do, when it's done well.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's truly gruelling. And while the Shakespeare reference might be just one of this film's more obvious confused ideas, at least that title is about half right. Because Seven Pounds sure sinks like a stone.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's Italian director does achieve in his second American outing a pleasing blend of Hollywood professional sheen and European sensitivity to character details and nuances.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Seven Pounds is the very definition of a 'noble failure.'

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A collage of strong scenes, dull bits, good filmmaking and a dissatisfying emotional payoff. A laudable attempt to tackle heavyweight subject-matter that ends up just being heavy weather.

2.0
0

Enjoyed it but read the label before consuming!

This is a maudlin movie. You know the sort of diminished sentimentality that you find most often in American chick-flicks. However, I still enjoyed it! It is a wonderful watch if you like to enjoy the journey. Music, if you like the tunes used, fill the gaps - literally intermezzos. And colour or the lack of it is used to emphasise the emotional...

4.0
0

OTT

Had us going for the first part and we were ready to leave an hour in without a bad taste in our mouths. But there was more....and omg it did go on. Looks like something someone who no longer lives in Australia would make wearing there rose coloured glasses. Over acted and too PC. Loved Nullah but he too was a bit cliched. Just got irritating and...

1.0
0

Fantastic movie

I must say I am very surprised that some people have called this movie trash. I throughly enjoyed the movie & really enjoyed the plot & the fact that it was thought provoking & not like the usual Hollywood Predictable Crap. The movie did make me cry & I don't have a problem admitting that, as that is just further proof that the director &...

4.0
0

Well worthwhile watch

An intriguing worthwhile watch, with credible acting talent hitherto unseen from Will Smith. While the reality of the plot could be questioned in the real-world sense, this movie is thoroughly gripping and thought provoking at a level not many movies reach. A must see !

4.0
0

Unbelievably awful

What a disappointment. A boring, boring movie with a confusing story which was not sorted until the end - most unsatisfactorily. Anyone who cried in this would be a sad character. It was a silly story to start with and Will Smith overacted. It dragged on interminably and no - he wasn't a tax man - just pretending to be. This explains some of the...

1.0
0

Seven Pounds well worth it's weight...

I just came home from watching the movie "Seven Pounds" and I have to say, it's not often a movie intrigues me enough to give it a second thought, but this movie disturbed me. It is not a horror or a thriller by any means, this was not the cause of the disturbance, it was more psychological on an emotional and more specifically physical level. It hits...

5.0
0

Better than Curious Case...

Awesome but sad movie. Gloria Dawson is beautiful.

5.0
0

Unbelievable.

Well, a friend dragged me to this and frankly, it's a reasonably put together movie on the lines of CRASH. However there is one glaring problme with the plot. Will Smith plays an Internal Revenue agent who decides to assist seven people to make their lives better. Yes. A Tax man tries to improve people's lives. And I get criticised for watching...

2.0
0