• Released
  • September 2, 2011
  • G , 1 hr 39 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 212 Fan Ratings
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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50

Washington Post

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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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50

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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50

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Lacks surprises.
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50

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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40

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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38

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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25

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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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again.
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12

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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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Great actors and good messages, but very predictable plot.
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