Series 7: The Contenders - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Series 7: The Contenders Reviews

Top Critic
April 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2001
Read More | Original Score: B-
June 22, 2001
A gritty, disturbing and very funny satire that points the finger as much at its audience as those who make 'reality TV.'
April 6, 2001
Clever.
March 23, 2001
Series 7 is clever, hip filmmaking, admirable for its tenacious faithfulness to the world it creates.
March 21, 2001
'Reality' notwithstanding, the performances in this film are uniformly good, and Brooke Smith as Dawn is better than that.
March 16, 2001
It's as funny as you could reasonably expect without Christopher Guest being involved in the project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 16, 2001
It seduces us until, damn our black hearts, we've come to really care who wins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 16, 2001
Its prescience is sometimes uncanny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2001
Does exactly what independent cinema should -- challenge audiences while it entertains.
March 16, 2001
The movie has one joke and tells it too often, for too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 2, 2001
As entertainment, such dark material can only stretch so far, and Series 7 comes awfully close to being as numbing as the genre it mocks. But its power can't be denied.
March 2, 2001
This reality TV spoof is even harder to watch than the sadistic, unwatchable crap it parodies.
March 2, 2001
Series 7 is wicked fun, the rare pop-culture send- up that gathers steam as it goes along rather than exhausts us with patronizing winks.
March 2, 2001
The movie feels facile and blunt spirited.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 2, 2001
Smart, witty and assured.
March 2, 2001
Sounds better than it actually plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 1, 2001
It's only fitting that we emerge from Series 7 feeling both entertained and implicated.
March 1, 2001
There is sharp wit in the writing, and the direction is quite good. Series 7 is undeniably effective, but that doesn't mean you feel good when it's over.
March 1, 2001
But the surprise in Series 7 is that through all of Minahan's well-crafted trappings ... a touching character-driven drama emerges in Dawn and Jeff's story.
March 1, 2001
The movie has the look and feel of one of those Saturday Night Live miniparodies that's exquisitely clever and close to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 1, 2001
A dead-on shot to the heart of reality TV.
February 1, 2001
Effectively satiric while still developing and sustaining a rooting interest in its invented story over the course of a smart, short running time.
February 1, 2001
A cautionary fable whose time has come.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2001
As with its sleazy, real-life predecessors, you actually come to care about its characters.
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
January 25, 2001
This is one of those movies that is considerably more interesting to read about than it is to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4