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Seven Days In Utopia Reviews

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Gary M. Kramer
Salon.com
September 1, 2011
"Seven Days in Utopia" is flawed in so many ways -- the editing, writing, acting and Matthew Dean Russell's direction are uniformly weak -- that this well-intentioned film does its positive messages a disservice.
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
September 5, 2011
It's not challenging on the spiritual level nor is it particularly good.
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
August 30, 2011
All those shots of heavenly shafts of light eventually climax in unabashed Christian conversion.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
September 1, 2011
The Fireproof of golf movies!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 13, 2013
Treats its subject as if it's a tap-in for par, and thus, most of the best clubs were left in the bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 1, 2011
I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
August 31, 2011
If any film ever needed a mulligan....
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrew Barker
Variety
August 30, 2011
Little more than a pleasantly passable Christian sports parable delivered as a sort of Texan golfer's version of The Karate Kid.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2011
Supporting bits, like the saintly love interest played by Deborah Ann Woll, function more as archetypes than flesh-and-blood characters in a lively story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine
August 30, 2011
A squishy Hallmark Channel-level melodrama that rarely bothers to mask its propagandistic intentions.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
September 2, 2011
Disgruntled teen golfer meets the Yoda of golf. Learns how golf is a metaphor for Buddhism.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 2, 2011
Like a cliche tent at the State Fair, with lessons in oil painting, fly-fishing and church to help us all find our center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 31, 2011
Perfectly digestible and refreshingly G-rated, but it's often so confused, looking to make salient points on godly goodness when its best attributes are found on the fairway.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 2, 2011
... cliches and platitudes come fast and thick ...
| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 14, 2011
Prosaic doesn't begin to describe a Christian propaganda fantasy movie so out of touch with reality and cinema that it comes across as an insult to your intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
September 2, 2011
Great actors and good messages, but very predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
September 2, 2011
I got the sense that I was actually watch Duvall himself praying, no doubt for the Lord to take supreme mercy and have him replaced the next day by George Hamilton.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
September 1, 2011
Half-hearted attempts to incorporate messages about God and faith don't go much farther than people pointing at a Bible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 1, 2011
If I understand "Seven Days in Utopia,'' some guys spend their entire day thinking about golf, and God thinks those guys are crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2011
Until Seven Days in Utopia sucker punches you with a surfeit of faith-based platitudes, its upbeat brand of golf mysticism isn't altogether unappealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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