7 Boxes

2014

7 Boxes

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Víctor, a 17 year old wheelbarrow leader, dreams of becoming famous, often absorbed by the TV in the appliance store in the Municipal Market. He receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content, in exchange for a torn half of a $ 100 bill. He will get the other half when he finishes the job. Víctor, who has never seen this much money, has no idea how much it really is. But he also knows well that his need is greater than his curiosity. With a borrowed cell phone, the contractor uses to tell him the way, Víctor embarks on the journey. Crossing the eight blocks of the market seemed easy but things get complicated along the way. There is something in those boxes that starts a high-speed wheelbarrow chase in the secret and gloomy corridors of the market. Without even realizing, Víctor and his pursuers will get involved in a crime of which they know anything. (c) Breaking Glass

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Critic Reviews for 7 Boxes

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (1)

  • These contrived scenarios and close calls come consecutively and in great number, and it's hard not to roll your eyes a bit at the impossibility of it all, especially in a setting this gritty and grounded.

    April 3, 2019 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…
  • Sometimes it ventures into the realm of farse, but just then it returns to the comic book feel that it creates from the start. [Full review in Spanish]

    August 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A spiritual sister in narrative, visual intensity and feeling to such classics as "City Of God" and "Run Lola Run". A must see. [Full review in Spanish]

    August 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It reminded me of the best violent/funny Tarantino moments. [Full review in Spanish]

    August 5, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Even though its plot can be a little predictable, its virtuoso cinematography prevails. [Full review in Spanish]

    August 3, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film encounters some genre cliches, but there are some nifty twists along the way, thanks in part to an expressive performance by newcomer Franco.

    March 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 7 Boxes

  • Mar 23, 2014
    7 Boxes'. A quite brilliant ending forgives the sloppy writing, acting and thematic hammering-in. The thrills and suspense work.
    c0up   Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2014
    In "7 Boxes," Victor(Celso Franco) works carting around shoppers' goods in a market when he is not distracted by grade Z thrillers. What also catches his attention is a camera phone his sister Tami(Nelly Davalos) is selling for her friend and co-worker Leti(Katia Garcia) but he sadly lacks the necessary funds. What might help is a single job from Gus(Roberto Cardozo) at a butcher shop that has just recently been paid a visit from the local police. In exchange for the other half of a $100 bill which would easily pay for the cell phone, all Victor has to do is take seven boxes away while waiting for a phone call to tell him where to bring them to. All of which makes Nelson(Victor Sosa), Victor's rival, kind of angry. "7 Boxes" is a fast moving thriller set amongst a thriving market in Paraguay where the workers struggle to earn enough to support themselves and are sometimes desperate enough to do so illegally amongst a police presence that is sometimes underequipped. So, while Victor is a good kid who does the wrong thing, Nelson is not totally evil, despite every bad thing he does, as he has trouble affording the medicine that his child desperately needs.(Healthcare is a continuing theme in the movie, as Leti pretty much works until the last possible moment in her pregnancy.) While the scenario never quite gets totally out of hand despite all the complications, the movie does admittedly have more than its share of contrivances. But it does end on a high note that promises that nothing will ever be the same again, for better or for worse.
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