Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
30% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Breathless: Season One
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
39% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Series 7: The Contenders Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Clever.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 6, 2001
Nathaniel Rogers
CineScene.com

It's a difficult task to implicate an audience while simultaneously entertaining them.

Full Review Source: CineScene.com

April 3, 2001
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

Series 7 is The Truman Show crossed with Survivor with overtones of Shirley Jackson's classic story "The Lottery."

Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 2, 2001
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Wide-eyed, deadpan and, more often than not, note-perfect.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

March 30, 2001
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies

Smith, as the deadly Dawn, holds the feature-length gag together without giving away the joke.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

March 30, 2001
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

A frantic, unpretentious send-up of reality TV programs.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B-

March 27, 2001
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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Series 7 is clever, hip filmmaking, admirable for its tenacious faithfulness to the world it creates.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

March 23, 2001
Bill Rasco
ComingSoon.net

The characters in the movie are hilarious.

March 21, 2001
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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'Reality' notwithstanding, the performances in this film are uniformly good, and Brooke Smith as Dawn is better than that.

March 21, 2001
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

This dark satire is the right movie at the right time.

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's as funny as you could reasonably expect without Christopher Guest being involved in the project.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2001
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It seduces us until, damn our black hearts, we've come to really care who wins.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2001
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Ultimately comes off as a clever idea that feels as if it wasn't fully realized.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

March 16, 2001
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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Its prescience is sometimes uncanny.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2001
Vera H-C Chan
Contra Costa Times

A diabolically clever sendup of reality shows.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times

March 16, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie has one joke and tells it too often, for too long.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 16, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

The film certainly has the familiar reality TV mechanics right.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

March 16, 2001
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Does exactly what independent cinema should -- challenge audiences while it entertains.

March 16, 2001
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

The charm of this fanatical spoof relies on heavy doses of nervous humor to support its outrageous action.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 14, 2001
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

With a dollop of originality, a pinch of drollness, and a dash of dry wit, it sends up survivor-based reality television with a deadly dose of gladiator humor.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 9, 2001
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