When you have a list of your favourite films out, a list of your least favourites should also be around…
Seven names. Seven strangers. One secret.
An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
I already passionately despised the previous Smith-Muccino collaboration, Pursuit of Happyness, but I was willing to write it off as that one dud every director has. However, having just seen what has to be one of the most self-important pieces of incoherent twaddle of all time, I am certain that my relationship with Muccino is more than just off to a bad start. My policy of trying my best to avoid reading about a film before going into has often provided to be a pleasing practice but it's in times like this I deeply regret doing so. By the IMDb synopsis alone I already would've been prepared to hate this:
“A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary…
There's a specific type of filmmaking that I absolutely loathe with all my heart and Seven Pounds is one of the best examples about why I despise these kinds of films so much. These are the kinds of films that pretend to be emotionally draining experiences but they also come off as so preachy and condescending in the worst ways imaginable. I've already loathed films like Crash for this reason, yet here we have a case that also manages to bring faith and spirituality into this. Oh, this should be such a joy alright.
It should already be clear within the first ten minutes we're already getting the idea of what kind of a character Will Smith is to play,…
A bland would-be tearjerker which attempts to challenge utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. There's no doubt that Seven Pounds is well-acted by its two leads, but the film is contrived and way too over-manipulative.
An emotionally manipulative piece of shit.
Do I really have to say anything else?
Oh wait, I do.
My cousin was wrong about Will Smith's character. I knew that Will Smith would play a jerk.
Overly depressing, ungodly boring, and so irritatingly relentless in its misery, Seven Pounds is a poorly scripted, pretentious, and emotionally manipulative tear-jerker that is nothing more than Will Smith's desperate attempt to earn the Oscar after not winning for The Pursuit of Happyness. Let's all be thankful he didn't get nominated for this.
One of the top 10 movies of 2008. I am a big fan of Will Smith, but was a little disappointed with Hancock last year. This time Will Smith was great in Seven Pounds playing an IRS agent who seems to be doing a lot of people several favors for no apparent reason. Several critics found this movie slow and boring, but I never felt bored in this film and found it a very interesting melodrama. Seven Pounds grabbed my attention from the opening scene and I found myself trying to figure out what was going on. Halfway through the movie I kind of figured out where everything was leading too but that didnt ruin the movie for me because…
Ειχε ωραια υποθεση η ταινια, αλλα ηταν καπως αργη, δεν ηταν καλογραμμενο το σεναριο, μεχρι να φτασουμε στο τελος ειχα ψιλοβαρεθει και το ειχα ψιλοϋποψιαστει, ενω αν ειχε γραφτει διαφορετικα, θα ηταν ΤΕΛΕΙΑ. Κριμας. Και θα προτιμουσα αλλον ηθοποιο στη θεση του Will Smith, με χαλασε αρκετα η ηθοποιια του.
Tried to be so emotional but didn't succeed in making me care about the characters in the first place
Acutely touching due to the subject approached, Seven Pounds could fulfill your desires on a gloomy Wednesday night. Acting is done adequately to some extent, but falls short on the writing.
Good performances marred by a poor plot. It's predictable, occasionally nonsensical, and contains several errors about how things work in real life.
The movie isn't compelling, not until over an hour in, and carried only by the actors.
If you want to know what the movie is about, it can be summed up in one sentence: "Sad movie with Will Smith, and his character tries to help people." Here and there we get glimpses of why. He's also kind of a dick to a motel owner.
Seven Pounds isn't really a "bad" movie. The main problem is the writing. Since this is the first and only movie the writer has ever worked on, it's understandably not up to par.
The movie is watchable. Could be a lot better though.
Beautiful beyond words
A very touching story, with a great element of mystery. The dialogue didn't ring true, and was a bit frustrating once I'd noticed it.
What I got say about "Seven Pounds" is a Drama that is a good movie with a good performance by Will Smith.
this movie is absolutely one of my favorite films !
interesting movie... very different and unique plot.
a definitive list of every film that has ever made me cry
... i'm a very emotional person
What I've seen from what Letterboxd considers 2008, ranked.