7 Boxes (2014)

7 Boxes

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Víctor, a 17 year old wheelbarrow leader, dreams of becoming famous, often absorbed by the TV in the appliance store in the Municipal Market. He receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content, in exchange for a torn half of a $ 100 bill. He will get the other half when he finishes the job. Víctor, who has never seen this much money, has no idea how much it really is. But he also knows well that his need is greater than his curiosity. With a borrowed cell phone, the contractor … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Juan Carlos Maneglia
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On DVD: May 5, 2014
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for 7 Boxes

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11)

This is good, escapist stuff.

Full Review… | March 7, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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High-energy chase pic makes the most of a novel setting.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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There's no subtlety here - coincidences are wildly abundant - but with this kind of vitality, who cares? Sit back and be carried away by the extended tracking shots and bam-bam editing.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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A fun, relentless thriller set in the mean streets of Paraguay.

Full Review… | February 14, 2014
Miami Herald
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"7 Boxes," a low-budget Paraguayan crime caper goosed by low-rung dreams, crackles with the desperate energy of forced innovation.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
New York Times
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Certain to be one of the first titles from Paraguay to make a serious dent in the international marketplace, the pic makes a pleasurable surplus from minimal resources and plenty of ironic-comic-violent storytelling energy.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
Variety
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Audience Reviews for 7 Boxes

7 Boxes'. A quite brilliant ending forgives the sloppy writing, acting and thematic hammering-in. The thrills and suspense work.

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In "7 Boxes," Victor(Celso Franco) works carting around shoppers' goods in a market when he is not distracted by grade Z thrillers. What also catches his attention is a camera phone his sister Tami(Nelly Davalos) is selling for her friend and co-worker Leti(Katia Garcia) but he sadly lacks the necessary funds. What might help is a single job from Gus(Roberto Cardozo) at a butcher shop that has just recently been paid a visit from the local police. In exchange for the other half of a $100 bill which would easily pay for the cell phone, all Victor has to do is take seven boxes away while waiting for a phone call to tell him where to bring them to. All of which makes Nelson(Victor Sosa), Victor's rival, kind of angry.

"7 Boxes" is a fast moving thriller set amongst a thriving market in Paraguay where the workers struggle to earn enough to support themselves and are sometimes desperate enough to do so illegally amongst a police presence that is sometimes underequipped. So, while Victor is a good kid who does the wrong thing, Nelson is not totally evil, despite every bad thing he does, as he has trouble affording the medicine that his child desperately needs.(Healthcare is a continuing theme in the movie, as Leti pretty much works until the last possible moment in her pregnancy.) While the scenario never quite gets totally out of hand despite all the complications, the movie does admittedly have more than its share of contrivances. But it does end on a high note that promises that nothing will ever be the same again, for better or for worse.

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