Who cares about your favourite 100 films when your most hated 100 is far more interesting and illuminating. If I…
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…
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.
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Who can argue with the selfless nobility of Will Smith? Not many people is the correct answer. Will Smith is one of the very few actors to begin life on TV and trangress to films, both comedic and serious with what seems like effortless ease. And maybe despite Wild Wild West, I struggle to think of a film where I didnt like Will Smith.
Seven Pounds works first time round, and the impact is outstanding. It loses something on a second viewing, but I've seen this at least 4 times now and still enjoy it. The reason, is the subject matter and seeing Will Smith battle himself racked with guilt and demons. Its very hard to write about this without…
This is genuinely one of the most powerful films that I have ever seen, and it breaks my heart with every viewing.
Seven Pounds tells an emotionally complex story about one man's journey of redemption, concluding with a dramatic impact that, whilst you are in some ways prepared for it, will tear you apart. However, I haven't read many good reviews for this film on Letterboxd so far, which is shocking as I saw the film in the cinema with a group of boys and we all cried. I guess it isn't for everybody, but I find it incredibly underrated and is it one of my favourite films, and one of few that I can watch over and over again…
En okay fin film med Will Smith. Ikke fantastisk god, ikke fantastisk dårlig.
Took its sweet time to get to the point. And I got a bit tired of Will Smiths sulking face.
Much too long, and too overwrought in too many places, and I often craved an odd lighter touch, some humour. But despite what many critics think, this is a powerful and valid premise. Despair, redemption sacrifice. The performances, espec Dawson, and the Woodster, are outstanding.
Fantastic premise.. Slow burn. I thought the pacing was all wrong, the soundtrack weird. Great performances, though, and like I said; the premise is great.
Sad, beautiful, brilliant. Movie that everyone should watch.
Aunque tiene algunas historias que cuentan bastante con poco, y emocionan (el ciego, la maltratada, la anciana...), las dos importantes no atrapan. Las intenciones se adivinan en seguida por muy críptico que quiera ser el guión, algo que hace que no conectes con el personaje.
Redención, remordimiento, culpa. Pero de forma manipuladora y melodramática. Lloré, sí. Pero vamos, que no.
A PUNCH IN MY FACE WOULD HURT LESS
what a tear-jerker. this is on all accounts, just a good movie. makes you feel real sad but real good at the same time. this is good proof of how Will Smith used to be in decent movies.
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"I was planning on dying here."
"Then you'll have to pay in advance!"
I remember watching half of this movie a while back but never got around to finish it so when I saw it on Netflix UK and found out that It fit the requirements of this Challenge, I thought I'd give Seven Pounds another shot, even though it's not the sort of movie that I usually watch, it has an impressive cast featuring the likes of Will Smith (who's nearly always reliable), Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson and Michael Ealy (why did Almost Human have to be cancelled again? Frakk you, Fox), but unfortunatley never…
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