On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) Reviews

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May 18, 2019
McKay's natural style recalls neorealist vision of DeSica and the scrappy, DIY aesthetic of Sean Baker.
October 17, 2018
Fútbol is more than a game for the immigrants in Brooklyn's Sunset Park in the film from writer-director Jim McKay, one of the most underrated and influential East Coast filmmakers.
October 17, 2018
Despite its naturalistic trappings, McKay's new film (his first in 13 years), with its simplicity, transpires like a fairytale, one that concerns an undocumented deliveryman.
October 6, 2018
McKay wisely opts against making any critical judgments, instead maintaining the film's stakes as a tender ode to the realities that upend our foremost wants and desires.
September 25, 2018
A winning slice-of-life drama.
August 24, 2018
A poignant drama about Mexican immigrants in Brooklyn. Features non-actors in a superb yet quiet story about finding joy in a life filled with endless work.
July 27, 2018
Jim McKay's Brooklyn set and shot real life drama shine a light on those on lowest rungs of the economic ladder and finds drama, comedy and empathy.
July 26, 2018
This is a small movie, but a real one, a look at immigrant life that focuses as much on joy as it does on hardship like one of those human interest stories that go viral.
July 26, 2018
The movie should be required viewing for every politician in America. It's a gentle but clear-eyed reminder of the way things are, for so very many of us.
July 26, 2018
If the movie accomplishes anything it will at least make everyone who watches it a better tipper.
July 23, 2018
We have seen many underdog-turned-champion-against-all-odds movies over the decades, so making it feel fresh and new is a tough task. Writer-director and his cast and crew make it just that.
July 13, 2018
Writer/director Jim McKay is clearly gifted at capturing authentic places and faces, and that's what gives On the Seventh Day its everyday enchantment.
July 12, 2018
Beautifully told, without a hint of Hollywood gloss.
June 27, 2018
The director calmly asserts the reality of life on the margins without descending into melodrama or tragedy.
June 25, 2018
McKay's latest work of art is an ode to those who fight for that glimmer of hope this country claims.
June 25, 2018
Rather, [On the Seventh Day] seeks to portray a certain way of life with compassion, vitality, and above all fidelity, aims that are deeply felt and executed throughout this remarkable, vigorous film.
June 22, 2018
Without rubbing it in, Cardona and McKay convince us the country needs more people like Jose, not fewer.
June 21, 2018
It is almost a gentle, sweet film.
June 15, 2018
It's a small-scale triumph of humanistic filmmaking... A genial, extended anecdote about good people trying to get by while holding on to some dignity.
June 13, 2018
McKay captures a genuine sense of the bittersweet reality of the American dream and the people who give up their only weekly day of rest just to keep it alive.
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