• G, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Matt Russell
    In Theaters:
    Sep 2, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 28, 2011
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Seven Days In Utopia Reviews

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Gary M. Kramer
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"Seven Days in Utopia" is flawed in so many ways -- the editing, writing, acting and Matthew Dean Russell's direction are uniformly weak -- that this well-intentioned film does its positive messages a disservice.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 1, 2011
Eric Hynes
Village Voice
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All those shots of heavenly shafts of light eventually climax in unabashed Christian conversion.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 30, 2011
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

The Fireproof of golf movies!

Full Review Source: Daily Film Fix | Original Score: 2/10

September 1, 2011
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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 Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

January 13, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

September 1, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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If any film ever needed a mulligan....

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

August 31, 2011
Andrew Barker
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Little more than a pleasantly passable Christian sports parable delivered as a sort of Texan golfer's version of The Karate Kid.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 30, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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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 Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

September 8, 2011
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine

A squishy Hallmark Channel-level melodrama that rarely bothers to mask its propagandistic intentions.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 30, 2011
Victoria Alexander

Disgruntled teen golfer meets the Yoda of golf. Learns how golf is a metaphor for Buddhism.

Full Review Source: FilmsInReview.com

September 2, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2011
Brian Orndorf

Perfectly digestible and refreshingly G-rated, but it's often so confused, looking to make salient points on godly goodness when its best attributes are found on the fairway.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

August 31, 2011
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... cliches and platitudes come fast and thick ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2011
Cole Smithey

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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

September 14, 2011
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Great actors and good messages, but very predictable plot.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2011
Peter Sobczynski

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

September 2, 2011
Matt Pais

Half-hearted attempts to incorporate messages about God and faith don't go much farther than people pointing at a Bible.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 1/4

September 1, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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If I understand "Seven Days in Utopia,'' some guys spend their entire day thinking about golf, and God thinks those guys are crazy.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 0.5/4

September 1, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Until Seven Days in Utopia sucker punches you with a surfeit of faith-based platitudes, its upbeat brand of golf mysticism isn't altogether unappealing.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

September 1, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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[A] humorless, mystically fortified golfing movie...

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 1, 2011
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