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7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion) Reviews

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½ April 13, 2013
Pretty heavy subject matter and a few difficult moments to watch. Really well acted.
March 27, 2013
That's what all child rapist, child killer deserves! Great great movie.
March 4, 2013
I streamed this on Netflix. It is disturbingly engrossing and hauntingly double edged.
December 30, 2012
PODZ est de loin un des plus intéressant réalisteur québécois actuellement. Je m'attendais au pire avec cette adaptation du roman de Senécal.... Non!! Tout est joué sur le côté psychologique de Bruno et non pas sur les scènes macabres... En plus la finale laisse pantois!! Belle réussite !
December 29, 2012
I'm not a huge fan of 'torture porn' horror but this is the best i've ever watched. And it actually is more of a revenge/thriller than anything. There are some intense scenes, graphic in nature, but also psychologically. Cast is great, pacing is satisfying, there's a delicate approach to everything and so most of the film pulsates with you. It also, in the very last scene, adequately answers the question whether one gets satisfaction from revenge or not. Essential and not only for horror fans.
½ December 15, 2012
This is an interesting concept but for me didn't fully develop its potential in making this as controversial or as shocking as it could have been. By setting the basis of the plot around the abduction, rape, and murder of an 8 year old girl, it's clear that the director is not afraid to push the boundaries in this one, so it then becomes a great shame that what happens after is not really all that memorable. The remainder of the story basically then follows the girls dad on a personal revenge mission to kidnap the murderer of his child, and torture them for several days up until what would have been the child's birthday seven days later. In the meantime, the police, led by someone who himself lost a loved one to a criminal not so long before, continue to seek out the whereabouts of the make shift torture chamber. At first, some of the surgical methods used on the villain come across as very brutal but they were few and far between as they instead tried to develop the character relationships a little more and make one ponder whether revenge would ultimately solve anything. They then petered out completely towards the end which was a shame as there was little action time as it was, and without it, the film did become a little slow and uninspiring. I do have to give them credit for conjuring up the torture technique of rearranging someone's digestive system so that they excrete out on their stomach though. Never seen that before, so it was a bit rancid to see someone with an unwiped anus on the side of their body! It's all acted well, and there's no problem with the film requiring subtitles, but having set the shock factor bar very high in terms of its plot, and opening scenes, I feel the rest of the movie is quite a let down in comparison. I enjoyed the unpredictability of how it was going to end given that different people would react in different ways to such an event, and I enjoyed the various personality traits being explored throughout the characters involved. It's not one I'll be keen to re-watch in a hurry, but admittedly it has taken a memorable idea but just executed it in a distinctly average fashion.
December 8, 2012
Canadian French revenge thriller with torture porn scenes you won't soon forget!
December 8, 2012
Canadian French revenge thriller with torture porn scenes you won't soon forget!
November 6, 2012
A movie about cinematography and not a overuse of pointless monologs= epic
½ October 25, 2012
It is a bit too violent but i feel the father's pain. The film photography is beatiful.
October 14, 2012
Very moving film. You understand the pain he feels. It shows in the film. This film was slow moving and quiet most of the times but the torture scenes made up for it. It makes you think what would you do if you were in his place.
½ October 10, 2012
Gore, excitant, effrayant, mais diablement bon.
½ September 22, 2012
Un filme plagado de una violencia humana y entendible, engendrada de la venganza que cualquier persona con valores llevaría acabo de estar en la situación que el personaje principal se encuentra. Completamente cruda y visceral, esta película no es para cualquiera, pero todos deberían considerar verla para tomar un punto de vista sobre el tema, definitivamente dejará pensando a más de uno
September 16, 2012
Seven Days is a revenge film, but it's not the kind that has you cheering for more. It's about a father who kidnaps and tortures his daughter's rapist/murderer for seven days. It's disturbing and uncomfortable and really good.
August 2, 2012
Watching it again right meow. Probably going to watch it again meaftrrr.
July 29, 2012
Ok, but not great, vengeance movie. For the most part a vigilante movie, but better than most in that category as it contains human drama too. This said, it is not as suspenseful as it could be - mostly drifts from one scene to another. Ending is rather anti-climactic.
½ June 22, 2012
Brilliantly acted and a great adaption of the source meterial, although definetely not for the weak hearted.
May 21, 2012
The French are putting out the most interesting horror/suspense films right now. This was good, but definitely not for everyone.
April 27, 2012
I was all set to watch Cain Toads: The Conquest tonight but I put the dvd in and a trailer for 7 Days played.... holy crap it hooked me and I remembered that I have it lying around somewhere waiting to be seen. So Cain Toads got a flick... 7 Days, WOW! This is one brutal and unflinching film. A little girl kisses her dad goodbye and leaves for school. In the meantime mummy & daddy make use of the serenity and screw. Unbeknownst to them while they're having sex their daughter is being brutally raped, beaten and murdered. Cut to the body being found by the father & police and the film's title appears. The killer is identified and the guilt ridden the father kidnaps him and begins a 7 day torture session. Plot wise that's all that needs be said. This French-Canadian film is a bleak experience with absolutely no light. The performances are great and the guy who plays the killer is incredible. It's a difficult watch but well worth the time. Underlying the barbarity is a moral quandary as the father experiences a whole gamete of emotions. Throughout it all the film is asking what you would do? Obviously not for everyone and some people will ask why watch such a violent movie that offers little redemption? My answer to that is that it challenges the viewer. It forces questions and examines consequences. I reckon I'll be watching it again soon.
April 25, 2012
Lowered my expectations and quite brutal, would not watch multiple times. Dark slow, sometime silence not for everyone.
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