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Seven Days In Utopia Reviews

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
September 3, 2011
Seven Days in Utopia, of course, like most sports movies with higher aspirations, tries to position itself as more than a sports movie. And lo and behold, it is -- sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 2, 2011
At least watching Black fish, paint and pilot an airplane is less boring than golf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2011
Russell's spoon-feeding of motivational nuggets turns to full-blown shoveling in the film's final minutes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
September 1, 2011
There are no real bumps in that road, and though the drama has its heartfelt moments, it unrolls as flat as the Texas terrain, cast in an idyllic summer glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 1, 2011
[A] humorless, mystically fortified golfing movie...
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 1, 2011
A cluttered, empty drama that uses (or tries to use) golf, painting, dinner-table prayers and fly-fishing as pathways to enlightenment. When that doesn't work, the filmmakers start preaching.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
September 1, 2011
[It's] told in such predictable and bland fashion it dulls the effect. And this in a movie with Robert Duvall, Lucas Black and Melissa Leo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
September 1, 2011
Not a second of it is convincing -- or compelling -- but then the film is about "utopia," a blandly idealized place unblemished by hardship, malice, sin, or errant golf strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 1, 2011
I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 31, 2011
While corny at times, this sports drama -- based on David Cook's best-selling novel -- is sure to find a welcoming audience with its down-home Christian message.
August 31, 2011
If any film ever needed a mulligan....
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2011
All those shots of heavenly shafts of light eventually climax in unabashed Christian conversion.
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.