On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) Reviews

September 25, 2018
A winning slice-of-life drama.
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.
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.
June 8, 2018
McKay's control of tone and rhythm is in high gear, creating a work both thought-provoking and hugely entertaining.
June 7, 2018
"En el Séptimo Día" pulls off the tricky feat of feeling utterly natural as it ratchets with the mechanics of drama and suspense.
June 3, 2018
On the Seventh Day brings a certain levity to wrenching matters of daily survival by thoroughly humanizing its characters, thus preventing them from feeling as if they're being written as stand-ins for thematic ideas.
May 3, 2018
The plot does set up a somewhat silly sitcom-ish contrivance at the end, and Cardona's comrades are thumbnail sketches, but none of that ruins the film's on-the-go glimpse of a life.
September 27, 2017
[Fernando] Cardona's performance is unshowy and great, but the best thing about [Jim] McKay's film is how well the filmmaker uses his setting.
July 3, 2017
McKay demonstrates ... that his gifts as a filmmaker are as vital as ever.
June 22, 2017
Once the movie arrives at its brilliant climax, the cumulative effects of passing details lead to sweeping payoff.
June 19, 2017
Each elegantly framed shot, every deftly observed moment expresses something organic and moving.