Seven Days In Utopia Reviews

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Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013
The message that winning isn't the most important aspect of life, as well as the chemistry between lead actors Robert Duvall and Lucas Black, make the film very enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 13, 2013
Treats its subject as if it's a tap-in for par, and thus, most of the best clubs were left in the bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
Because of Dad and Deb, I could not detest this strange, good-hearted, sloppy movie. Dad discovered a passion for golf late in life. My dear friend Deb, too, speaks often about the challenge of the game, which has touched her profoundly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 14, 2011
Prosaic doesn't begin to describe a Christian propaganda fantasy movie so out of touch with reality and cinema that it comes across as an insult to your intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2011
Supporting bits, like the saintly love interest played by Deborah Ann Woll, function more as archetypes than flesh-and-blood characters in a lively story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
September 6, 2011
A surprisingly ineffective cast delivers a muddled religious message
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 3, 2011
Seven Days in Utopia, of course, like most sports movies with higher aspirations, tries to position itself as more than a sports movie. And lo and behold, it is -- sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
September 3, 2011
This wholesome movie stresses values that seem to have been lost in America. It is a refreshing change of pace to have a movie that doesn't need to resort to violence, sex, drugs or bad language to tell a story resonating emotionally % appealing to all...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 2, 2011
... cliches and platitudes come fast and thick ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 2, 2011
This Christian-themed, inspirational foray into the sacred soul of golf and man is beautifully shot, well-acted by a cast headed by Texans Robert Duvall and Lucas Black, and about as electrifying as a Sunday afternoon La-Z-Boy golf nap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
September 2, 2011
Disgruntled teen golfer meets the Yoda of golf. Learns how golf is a metaphor for Buddhism.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 2, 2011
Even the great Robert Duvall can't save this triple bogey of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
September 2, 2011
Great actors and good messages, but very predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
September 2, 2011
The movie is undermined by bland to bad writing, directing and editing. (Parental Movie Review also available)
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 2, 2011
At least watching Black fish, paint and pilot an airplane is less boring than golf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
September 2, 2011
Russell's spoon-feeding of motivational nuggets turns to full-blown shoveling in the film's final minutes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 2, 2011
Like a cliche tent at the State Fair, with lessons in oil painting, fly-fishing and church to help us all find our center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
September 2, 2011
I got the sense that I was actually watch Duvall himself praying, no doubt for the Lord to take supreme mercy and have him replaced the next day by George Hamilton.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 1, 2011
The ending is only a minute part of what the movie does wrong, though it is a spectacularly mistaken move.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
September 1, 2011
The Fireproof of golf movies!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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