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½ March 31, 2018
Oh my goodness. I don't know how to rate this film. It's a good one, but! After a while into it, it became extremely hard to watch. The father starts to lose his mind.
April 6, 2017
I believe this question kept coming up while watching it : Would I do the same to revenge?
December 9, 2016
"Celui qui recherche la vengeance devrait se souvenir de creuser deux tombes." Cela me rappelle quelqu'un...
November 11, 2016
Not for the faint of heart. Seven Days is a brutal, bloody and bleak film that explores the worst in humanity and doesn't necessarily take a side. It's a film that doesn't hold back in showing cruelty and vengeance while making the audience mere witnesses. Fantastic performances and a lot of restraint was had in avoiding to make it overly sentimental.
Super Reviewer
August 1, 2016
A gut-wrenching and extremely uncomfortable drama that follows a man yearning for revenge and doing things he could have never imagined himself capable of doing, and while it is surprisingly moving, it nevertheless goes a bit too far in its poor, shallow symbolism.
January 8, 2016
The critics were split on this extremely violent film; I thought it was pointless and disgusting.
December 8, 2015
A subtitled film that I actually watched in its entirety! Good enough storyline, and you could feel the torturer struggling to complete his task at times. If you like a bit of gore, and don't mind reading while watching then you'd like this.
March 14, 2015
thought provoking,powerful content.a revenge movie,not for the faint of heart,how far would you go for revenge.the subject of the movie involving the brutal torture of a child and the impact revenge scenario on the father,make`s this movie stand out.subtitled,but do not let that put you off.
Super Reviewer
½ September 30, 2014
An emotionally dark and brutal movie, but with the over extended silences and poor camera work the only person that feels like they are being tortured is the audience!
September 6, 2014
A realistic and harsh look at a child's kidnap, rape and murder, that will either have you justifying the rest of the film or thinking of it's true realities.

Compared to it's U.S remake (Tortured) the acting was believeable and touching at times, the tortures themselves were more simplified, again adding to the anticipation and realism, this version is a little drawn out and it does have a different ending, but comparing shows the different between a good Psychological Thriller and an ok Horror movie.
½ February 24, 2014
7 Days (French Les 7 jours du talion - OR "The 7 Days of Retaliation") Canadian thriller film - it was written by Patrick Senécal from his novel 'Les sept jours du talion'. 7 Days was directed by Daniel Grou. Starring Claude Legault. It was shown at Sundance Film Festival. The spoken language of the movie is 'French'.

Surgeon Bruno Hamel lives in fine house with his loving wife and eight year old daughter 'Jasmine' (Rose-Marie Coallier). One fine morning Bruno kisses Jasmine before she leaves for her school on foot. The very evening, Bruno answers knock at the door, only to be surprised by Jasmine's classmate who gives him homework for his daughter, who did not appear in the school. Bruno calls the police and joins him in search of his daughter - the police and Bruno locate dead-body of Jasmine, raped and tortured. Police detective Mercury (Rémy Girard) who has himself been suffering from memories of his wife, who was murdered in supermarket-burglary - caught on CCTV footage, that he watches most of the time. Mercury informs Bruno that perpetrator has been caught (after matching of DNA from sperm on victim's body) but the court-proceedings are going to be formality, nothing else. Bruno devises his secret plan, rents a cottage for ($10,000 per day) in woods, buys surgical instruments, and successfully abducts Jasmine's rapist-cum-murderer 'Lemaire' (Martin Dubreuil). Bruno ties him in the cottage and inflicts harsh tortures upon him for 7 days.

It does sound like that usual story you often hear - and to some degree I quite agree with you on that thought. The directing and acting are good - but most of the time the filmmaker does not know what to do next. I mean 7 days title is emphatic and it gives you a thought about what might be in store for you. For me those 7 days passed with no impactful memory of the previous days (what could've actually taken place). - I only noticed a big blow on thigh of the victim by huge hammer, incineration of kidney, and few iron whips.

The film echoes some valid questions about, justice, anguish, law-protection etc.
January 4, 2014
A movie that will stay with you much longer than 7 days. Highly recommended!
½ December 13, 2013
Slice & Dice Horror festival! Not much fun watching!
December 9, 2013
Jeu d'acteur et réalisation irréprochables. C'est juste que le sujet... meutre d'enfant et torture... faut aimer.
December 9, 2013
Starts off strong like a revenge flick cranked up a few notches, but slowly turns into a snoozefest consisting of lengthy close up shots, looking out onto the lake and sipping beer.
November 16, 2013
Very nice film enjoyed the emotion throughout the fim
½ October 27, 2013
I thought the story did have hopes to be a great horror movie, but it just got disappointing as it went! Nothing exciting happens, torture didn't last.
October 2, 2013
A difficult French Canadian picture by Daniel Grou. Uncompromising and relentless this story of revenge has a couple of small unique angles but it's largely by the numbers.
September 21, 2013
Grittier and more emotive than Law Abiding Citizen. With a maximum sentence of 25 years for a death penalty crime it's easy to see why the French Gerard Butler didn't wait for a trial. "Grou's thriller tells a deeply immersive story that at no point strays from its intended path." "7 Days is a brutal, passionate and precisely drawn refutation of a standard-issue cinematic revenge picture, containing harrowing and visceral scenes of violence side-by-side with delicate moments of recognizable humanity."
½ September 16, 2013
3.5/5 Talk about depressing. If you are expecting something like saw then go somewhere else. Good movie, but more of a psychological drama thriller and, like I said, depressing.
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