Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
33% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
71% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
19% 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
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

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

Premieres Tonight

—— The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Series 7: The Contenders Reviews

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Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

It really is the next logical step in reality TV . . . kill them all, and let the Nielsons sort 'em out.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2003
John Venable
Supercala.com

Absolutely relentless in its bashing of the American public and what we consider entertainment.

Full Review Source: Supercala.com | Original Score: 8/10

January 23, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
James Rocchi
Netflix

Kill-or-be-killed reality-TV satire is uneven -- and unforgettable.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2002
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

October 30, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

January 7, 2002
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

December 19, 2001

Amidst the dry humour, the film is chilling, because it rings far too true.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2001
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
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A gritty, disturbing and very funny satire that points the finger as much at its audience as those who make 'reality TV.'

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

June 22, 2001
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A satisfyingly nasty piece of work so black and cruel it's often more sick than funny.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B+

June 22, 2001
Michael Thomson
BBC.com

Often funny, sometimes unsettling satire.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2001
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com

A sure-fire ratings winner.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 18, 2001
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Made me laugh and squirm, and most importantly, entertained me throughout.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 8/10

May 7, 2001
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Cynical, biting fun.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Series 7: The Contenders is a bit over the top. But to be honest, there's probably no way this type of material could have been done with subtlety.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

April 13, 2001
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

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 16, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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September 26, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

September 4, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

July 16, 2001

Irish Times

June 11, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 1, 2001
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
April 6, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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March 8, 2001
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