Seven Days in Utopia Synopsis
After a public disgrace, a young golfer comes under the tutelage of a wise old rancher.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Duvall can play an avuncular cowboy sage in his sleep, but there's truly no one on Earth you'd rather see dishing out homespun aphorisms,...
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Washington Post

With all due respect to Cook's novel, another book - the Bible - teaches us that on the seventh day, God gave it a rest. Seven Days in...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Until Seven Days in Utopia sucker punches you with a surfeit of faith-based platitudes, its upbeat brand of golf mysticism isn't altogether...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Lacks surprises.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Seven Days in Utopia obviously isn't targeted at us cynical New Yorkers. But it goes down more smoothly than you'd imagine thanks to Duvall...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's a climactic putt, of course, but by then you wish Duvall would get one more "Tender Mercies" under his belt so you can forget about...
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
God bless Robert Duvall. An American cinematic institution, our greatest living actor makes the fortune-cookie bromides of Matthew Dean...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Until its final seconds, Seven Days in Utopia is just a piece of gee-whiz, G-rated, nicely shot evangelism outfitted as a golf movie. Then...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is terrible partly because it's badly written, directed, and conceived and partly because it lacks the necessarily thematic...
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Inspirational without being too preachy

By RandytheMovieFan
Will be compared to Karate Kid, Doc Hollywood, the animated Cars and a number of other movies that involve a dispirited youth being sagely counseled by a been there, done that elder. Instead of...

Seven Days in Utopia

By bonnski
This movie captivated my attention and I'm not even a golf fan! It was about life and character building and redemption. Robert Duvall and Lucas Black were excellent and they inspired me!...

Best movie Ive seen in a while.

By samuellbarnett
A great 2d movie in a tome of, oh its 3d so it has to be good. I would have paid double the admission price to see it....

Awesome film!

By rhf143
I have seen this and love it. There is nothing like a sincere, sweet, and beautiful story. It isn't an R with the typical sex, violence or heavy drama we have come to expect. It is simple, yet a...

best inspirational movie

By nashsammy
Not a golf fan but this was a great movie which wasn't all about golf? Not too good for children as it is not an action packed movie. My 9 year old slept thru this one! Nice to see how an elderly...

great movie!

By mistyday
Really good movie. Very inspirational....

Great movie

By lgvtamovies
If you're a golfer you will love it and if you're not a golfer you should go see it. Great movie about life, courage, disappointment, character and perseverance...


By pyrrho
VERY sentimental. Sweet, but also somewhat manipulative in trying too hard to portray effort and belief in God as the essential ingredients for success in life - and in golf! It's all very...

seven days in Utopia

By ttasker
Before going to see this movie we read some reviews from average moviegoers and the critics. Surprise, real people and critics don't agree. Take Roger Ebert for example; here's a "critic" who...

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By magoojbl
Wonderful little movie. Not a big budget Hollywood production, but plenty of entertainment and much, much more. Ignore the sneering, condescending reviews of the snotty critics who look down...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Great actors and good messages, but very predictable plot.
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