Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

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

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Seven Pounds / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

Dispiritingly obvious and phony from top to bottom.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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