Series 7: The Contenders Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
It really is the next logical step in reality TV . . . kill them all, and let the Nielsons sort 'em out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
January 23, 2003
Absolutely relentless in its bashing of the American public and what we consider entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Kill-or-be-killed reality-TV satire is uneven -- and unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 19, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 10, 2001
Amidst the dry humour, the film is chilling, because it rings far too true.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
June 22, 2001
A gritty, disturbing and very funny satire that points the finger as much at its audience as those who make 'reality TV.'
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 22, 2001
A satisfyingly nasty piece of work so black and cruel it's often more sick than funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
May 21, 2001
Often funny, sometimes unsettling satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
May 18, 2001
A sure-fire ratings winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 7, 2001
Made me laugh and squirm, and most importantly, entertained me throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 3, 2001
Cynical, biting fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 13, 2001
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.
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
April 6, 2001
Clever.
Nathaniel Rogers
CineScene.com
April 3, 2001
It's a difficult task to implicate an audience while simultaneously entertaining them.
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
April 2, 2001
Series 7 is The Truman Show crossed with Survivor with overtones of Shirley Jackson's classic story "The Lottery."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 30, 2001
Wide-eyed, deadpan and, more often than not, note-perfect.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
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
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
March 8, 2001
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