Seven Pounds Reviews

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November 28, 2020
Employs a mixed tactic of misdirection and a little confusion, as the film jumps around on the timeline and waits to provide an explanation until almost halfway through.
September 22, 2020
It was truly Rosario Dawson who completely enchanted me.
October 30, 2019
Seven Pounds becomes a mesmerising, powerful piece of film-making that, although not completely perfect... has the courage of its convictions to the end.
July 7, 2019
Chokes on its own muddled spiritual regurgitation.
April 26, 2019
Not only is the idea so far out to be only fiction, it is so sadly executed that you can be pardoned for thinking Will Smith has remade Hancock, with less booze, more heart but as many powers and apparently as much grief.
November 4, 2018
The reason for the protagonist's actions is so ludicrous that the film's distributors asked critics not to reveal 'the twist'. Unsurprisingly, it's not worth knowing.
September 12, 2017
... the ending just raised another question: what the hell was that?
March 13, 2015
I've rarely seen a film so sure of its own seriousness and profundity.
October 21, 2014
I've never seen such a bad film so well made.
November 18, 2011
July 14, 2011
An overwrought, improbable drama that's as frustrating as it is morbid.
October 31, 2010
Proof that no black actor, regardless of acclaim or popularity, can ever truly transcend the Mythical Black Man motif. Milquetoast dweebishness robs Will Smith of his natural forcefulness, and "Seven Pounds" has easily the worst ending of the last decade.
July 6, 2010
Reactions to the movie will largely depend on whether or not viewers decide this time that the divine Mr. Smith has overreached. I say he has -- but I can't tell you why.
March 11, 2010
El ritmo de la cinta es algo lento en un inicio pero después mejora, aunque hay que decirlo, se siente la mano manipuladora del director que parece haber estado más concentrado en pensar si el público se sentiría conmovido que en hacer un filme memorable.
September 8, 2009
Seven Pounds may be the most spiritual picture of the holiday season; this story of redemption is a gift for moviegoers.
August 30, 2009
The ending will divide viewers. Some will shed tears, others will be outraged. It's a bold artistic choice, but one of questionable morality.
August 26, 2009
The creepiest version yet of the Magical Negro routine
July 30, 2009
Takes immense pleasure in letting its audience in on nothing.
June 10, 2009
The good, Will Smith is a brilliant actor. The bad, Seven Pounds isn't nearly as brilliant as Will Smith.
April 23, 2009
Will Smith's previous film with director Gabriele Muccino, The Pursuit of Happyness, was a tale well told. Their new one is a gimmicky tale annoyingly told.
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