Seven Pounds Reviews

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November 18, 2011
January 16, 2009
It's not what you'd call any good, but Claude Lelouch fans, say, might relish its grandiose romantic gestures in the face of all known logic.
January 16, 2009
Seven Pounds is a profoundly irritating mystery about a profoundly silly man.
January 16, 2009
A supremely annoying film.
January 16, 2009
Seven Pounds compounds the schmaltz in a tale of goody-goody benefaction and glutinous redemption, whose plot the distributors mercifully injunct us from revealing.
January 16, 2009
Soppy romance and excruciating piety cling to the film like bindweed, summoning the ghost of sobfest Pay It Forward, with the divine parallels of self-sacrifice taken to extremes of righteous absurdity.
January 9, 2009
There is indeed a secret, but it is not overly challenging to work out what's going on in this annoying film.
January 8, 2009
The film's most abiding mystery lies in the question of why it ever got made.
December 22, 2008
I think it's just kind of average but Rosario Dawson is great and worthy of some type of recognition throughout this award show season.
December 22, 2008
That big twist at the end... if you go back and analyze it -- I'm not sure it holds up, but I don't think it really matters all that much.
December 19, 2008
As high concepts go, Seven Pounds is distasteful in the extreme.
December 19, 2008
It's a lovely performance [by Dawson], in part because her character throws every charm she's got at the one man who seems doomed to deflect it.
December 19, 2008
It takes the soggy cake for multiple layers of sentimentality topped by indigestible grandiosity.
December 19, 2008
You will either be frustrated with its asymmetrical and manipulative storytelling or be captivated by scattered clues that ultimately lead to some kind of resolution.
December 19, 2008
A convoluted tearjerker complete with murky camerawork and even murkier emotions.
December 19, 2008
It affirms life as something enormous and important, not small, not meaningless, but monumental and worthy of big statements.
December 19, 2008
On an emotional level, one could decree that the movie is satisfying. On an intellectual level, it's disappointingly shallow.
December 19, 2008
A case study in overkill.
December 19, 2008
Smith's quest is the worst kind of sentimental gimmick: He's like Oskar Schindler and Oprah rolled into one. But credit Smith and Pursuit Of Happyness director Gabriele Muccino for keeping the tone solemn and muted.
December 19, 2008
The script, by Grant Nieporte, seems to fundamentally misunderstand its moral themes.
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