Seven Pounds Synopsis
The emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A spiritual successor to "The Pursuit of Happyness," but darker and more oblique.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Gripping but gap-filled Seven Pounds will have half your brain asking "How could this be?" and the other half saying, "Shut up and go along...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some people will find it emotionally manipulative. Some people like to be emotionally manipulated. I do, when it's done well.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While it doesn't break any new ground or provide any revelations, Seven Pounds is unabashedly emotional and cautiously hopeful. It's the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film's Italian director does achieve in his second American outing a pleasing blend of Hollywood professional sheen and European...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Seven Pounds is one part jigsaw puzzle, one part "The Giving Tree" and both parts marinated in melancholy.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I'd like to make a 911 call myself: Lord, please stop this increasingly fine actor (Smith) from climbing onto another cross.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Saintliness is a heavy burden to carry, and Smith can't help but buckle a bit. He's always interesting to watch, but crafting a real person...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An unintentionally ludicrous drama of repentance.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Smith's latest film is about nothing less than life and death, sin and atonement, and it takes the soggy cake for multiple layers of...
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SEVEN POUNDS (OF FLESH). GRADE: SOLID C

By MOVIES REVIEWER
SPOILER ALERT! Dec. 17 - I just attended this 2 hour mediocre drama starring Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, etc. The first 1.5 hour was exceedingly ponderously SLOW - the plot was...

PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE - PLEASE GET YOUR REVIEWS FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS WATCHED THE MOVIE !!!

By Dark_Chameleon
This is ridiculous..If we go to a restaurant and want a review we dont listen to someone whos never eaten there or even looked at the menu, this is supposed to be a place that we gain knowledge...

wow

By kydylian
I saw the movie 2morrow and i will love it...

OMG DON'T GO!!

By thysbuds4u
Worst movie we have seen in many years. Slow, boring and pointless is an understatement. Sat there after the first 5 minutes wishing it was over. Other theater goers yelled things like "Thank God its...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

By ckilderry1421
you might not know whats goin on the hole time, but isnt that what movies are about, not knowing whats going to happen next. im tired of going to see a movie and as im mwatching it i can tell you...

waiting....

By OriginalSwitch
The previews look interesting....I'm a big fan of will smith so can't wait to see this new flick....

What is the purpose of this movie????!

By collinst
It's amazing how times have changed. On Christmas Eve, I enjoyed watching It's a Wonderful Life. The purpose of this movie was to show how our lives touch others', and how we're ALL worth more alive...

WILL SMITH SEVEN POUNDS

By Donut2133
Will Smith is one of my favorite actors. i enjoy alot of his movies and his comedic humor. he is a great actor and can really get emotional in his movies. Seven Pounds wasn't great but it was...

Oscar Winning Performance1111

By Pammo1949
WIll Smith sends you on a roller coaster then captures your heart and then rips it apart. The movie developed in a strange way and was really slow in the beginning. You don't know where the story...

Seven Pounds

By BonnevilleElementary
Will Smith was incredible but not in his usual funny way. I didn't like the fact they didn't explain why it was called 7 Pounds. I found out later it had something to do with Shakespeare and when...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Melancholy Will Smith film is too intense for younger kids.
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